Campus workers are on strike at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign after months of contract negotiations with the university's administration yielded little results.
In what he termed "the most difficult budget" in the state's history, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on March 6, called for deep cuts in a wide range of social programs.
Restaurant workers are sending a message to Albany lawmakers to raise the minimum wage to at least $9.00/hour when they do the budget this month.
The nation's jobless rate dropped 0.1 percent in February, to 7.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
Chicago's labor movement turned out in force yesterday to declare support for immediate reform of immigration law.
Hundreds banged pots and pans here yesterday to launch a campaign for a Household Workers Bill of Rights.
The AFL-CIO will probe new ways of organizing itself and the broader labor movement and its allies to meet what it says are the changing times.
"Ninety-four percent of the country pays Social Security taxes on all their income. Six percent do not. This has got to change."
The second largest cab company in Las Vegas has forced its drivers - the first taxi drivers to unionize, more than a decade ago - to strike.
The German model of collective bargaining, and what the U.S. can learn from it, was the top topic of conversation.