Labor News

Union strength grows at Illinois universities

University employees and students in Chicago and at colleges throughout Illinois are stepping up union campaigns and ready to strike for their collective bargaining rights.

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Video: Chicago federal workers slam budget cuts

Over 200  federal workers and their supporters used their lunch hour on March 16th to protest budget cuts.

Video: Chicago rally for Wisconsin workers

Well over 2000 union and community activists turned out last Saturday in Chicago to support battling public workers in Wisconsin.

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America’s new sweatshop: warehouse work

A new report paints a picture of exploitation of a mostly minority labor force in the logistics field.

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A peek at how unions “kick ass” in an election

Regardless of where one stands on the political spectrum, there is wide agreement that the labor movement knows how to "kick ass," when it comes to elections.

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New Chicago teacher's union leader vows fight against layoffs

Angered by devastating budget cuts, threatened layoffs and school privatization, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members voted in a new leadership June 10.

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Protests force suspension of Hyatt's first shareholders meeting

Just six months after becoming a publicly traded company protests forced Hyatt Hotels to suspend its first shareholders meeting here.

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Memorial Day 2010: A steelworker point of view

Someone said that in a progressive society there is nothing permanent except change.

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High Court favors Chicago Black firefighters in discrimination suit

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of 6,000 Black applicants for firefighting jobs here, adding they could proceed with a lawsuit that accuses the city of using a racially discriminatory hiring exams.

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Chicago transit workers: get trains and buses rolling again

They appear everywhere in uniform and are a constant reminder of the high cost of the state budget crisis: they are the 1,200 Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) workers.

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