We, the retail and restaurant workers of Chicago, have joined together to form the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago to fight for just compensation and dignified treatment that all hardworking Americans deserve. Each year, our labor brings over $4 Billion into the stores and restaurants of downtown Chicago alone, but almost all of these profits go to make rich executives and investors even richer, while we struggle to provide ourselves and our families with basic necessities. We believe that people who work hard for a living should make enough to support themselves, their families and their neighborhoods, and should be treated with dignity and respect. We believe this will not only improve our lives but create jobs and make Chicago’s economy Stronger. This is why we are coming together and coming out of the shadows into the streets ready to fight for respect and wages we deserve!