NAPERVILLE, Ill. – As Labor Day Weekend approaches, state Rep. Janet Yang Rohr, D-Naperville, is highlighting key initiatives signed into law that will help support working families across Illinois.
“Labor Day is a time to pay tribute to the workers of Illinois, who are the backbone of our economy. For many generations, hard-working men and women have built the middle class and furthered progress and prosperity for working families across the state and country,” said Yang Rohr. “This session in Springfield, I am proud to have supported legislation that puts the hard-working people of Illinois first.”
This session, Yang Rohr worked to support workers across Illinois. She voted in support of Senate Bill 1847, which enhances anti-discrimination measures and equal pay requirements for business and employers across Illinois. House Bill 12 supports employees of school districts by expanding eligibility of Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) coverage for education support professionals. Yang Rohr also supported a number of measures that make college more affordable for families, including House Bill 2747, which requires private lenders to confirm with a student’s school that their tuition, housing and other expenses are not already covered by another source of financial aid. House Bill 2747 will increase transparency in borrowing loans and lessen the burden of student debt on working families. All of these bills have been signed into law.
“The middle class continues to drive the future of Illinois. Equal pay, fair wages, and affordable college education are just a few of the ways legislators can show support for families across Illinois,” said Yang Rohr. “I want to thank all of the workers around the state that keep our communities running, as every job, no matter the title or industry, plays a major role in the operation of our state and the development of our communities.”