November

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Housekeepers march in support of ‘Hyatt 100’

CHICAGO - Hundreds of women, members of Unite Here Local 1, marched and rallied at the Hyatt hotel, telling the mega-chain to rehire 100 housekeepers it fired in Boston.

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Strike at Illinois campus demands protection of tuition waivers

Update: GEO picketing was suspended at 1:00 CST on the 17th, following a bargaining session with the administration in which tuition waivers were secured.

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Workers say: Stop Bissell’s dirty work

On Nov. 5, Cindy Marble and several of her co-workers were fired without any warning, after some of them had trained their replacements.

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S K Handtools workers end strike, save health care and jobs

CHICAGO - After a 10-week strike to save their jobs, health care and union, seventy Teamster Local 743 members at S K Handtools voted 3 to 1 to accept the company offer and began returning to work Nov. 6.

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Illinois graduate employees move towards strike

The Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been engaged in a hard fought struggle to establish adequate compensation for its members.