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.
Over 200 federal workers and their supporters used their lunch hour on March 16th to protest budget cuts.
Well over 2000 union and community activists turned out last Saturday in Chicago to support battling public workers in Wisconsin.
A new report paints a picture of exploitation of a mostly minority labor force in the logistics field.
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.
Angered by devastating budget cuts, threatened layoffs and school privatization, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members voted in a new leadership June 10.
Just six months after becoming a publicly traded company protests forced Hyatt Hotels to suspend its first shareholders meeting here.
Someone said that in a progressive society there is nothing permanent except change.
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.
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.