An advocacy group for business owners in Illinois is disappointed with the process to bring a gradual increase to the minimum wage in Illinois.
The National Federation of Independent Business member business owners believes they do not need government to tell them what their minimum wage should be. Mark Grant, Director for the Illinois NFIB says it was clear early this was something that was going to be discussed.
Grant indicates they were disappointed with the way the process played out. He says it was very much against the things Governor Pritzker said before the process started and then the way he portrayed it to the state when it was signed into law.
Grant indicates the restaurant industry was the only group for the proposal but he points out, they kept their provision to pay their servers a wage below minimum wage plus the tips they make.