Labor News

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Thousands descend on City Hall to stop teacher layoffs

Over 4,000 teachers, parents and students surrounded City Hall and stopped traffic here May 25 demanding no teacher layoffs or funding cuts for the city's public schools.

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Voices silenced in 1887 heard louder than ever this May Day

CHICAGO - "Like those guys," said former Starbucks worker Joe Tessane, pointing to the Haymarket monument behind him, "I'm not giving up."

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Don’t do business at Congress Hotel, strikers urge

"We're here to ask your support in our strike against the Congress Hotel - our families have been suffering for seven long years."

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New Chicago trend: charter school teachers unionize

One hundred teachers at four Chicago charter schools filed for union recognition March 19, joining 123 others who won their first contract last year.

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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.

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