The Daily Eastern News

Students share their thoughts on increasing minimum wage

Shamaine Ware, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019

Filed under News

Students on campus shared mixed opinions about a bill passed by the House on Feb. 14 to increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Marcus Burns, a junior majoring in applied engineering technology, said making $15 a hour is good for workers, but it has its downfall. “It would suck f...

CUPB, McCann talk potential minimum wage hike

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2019

Filed under News

It would cost Eastern just under an additional $2 million a year to cover the costs of a potential $15 increase in minimum wage by 2025. Paul McCann, the interim vice president of business affairs, made this announcement Friday during a Council on University Planning and Budget and talked about the...

Minimum wage workers do not need extra work

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist

June 22, 2017

Filed under Columns

When I was a child, I used to go with a close friend of mine on trips to Walmart. In my hometown, shopping trips were one of the few child-accessible forms of entertainment that did not involve aimlessly wandering town or making sleds out of old mattresses and staircases, so friend-based Walmart trips...

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
minimum wage