What is your congregation doing about the Minimum Wage issue?

1st Unitarian Church of Chicago

  • About a dozen members participate in Action Alerts from UUSJ, which has a Task Force on Economic Justice and Homelessness

2nd Unitarian Church of Chicago

  • Second Unitarian Church's Social Justice Council is reviewing a grassroots organization that is specifically working on the issue of local jobs and living wage campaigns on the northside of Chicago. The organization is called the Northside Action for Justice, and they have developed a campaign around the "big box" Target store being developed in the Uptown community to do the right thing and provide a livable wage, and benefits.

Countryside Church UU

  • We are having a statewide planning group meet at our congregation

Northshore Unitarian Church

  • Individuals are supporting this politically on their own
  • We're also part of Lake County United which is supporting the development of more low income housing, more public transportation, a new low income nursing home and a charter school in Waukegan

Unitarian Church of Evanston

  • We held a service over the summer on Distributive Justice from the book How Much Do We Deserve. It raised the issue of economic justice among other things.
  • We plan to do more on this for UUSC Justice Sunday in March, 2010 which will be about economic justice.