Labor News

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Striking Verizon workers introduce virtual picket line

The 39,000 striking Verizon workers are introducing a new facet to the worker-boss struggle.

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Faculty union at Univ. of Illinois ends strike; contract vote May 5

For many of the non-tenured faculty, the long fought battle has finally proven to be victorious.

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California janitors ready to strike

Over 20,000 janitors statewide call for a strike against unfair labor practices by janitorial companies who contract with some of the most high-priced real estate owners.

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Janitors and farm workers: Two strikes remembered

"Before me almost a thousand janitors wearing deep purple Service Employee International Union T-shirts lined up to march..."

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Verizon working families strike for better workplace

After months of negotiations with the telecommunications giant, they've decided to take a stand to create a better workplace.

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Verizon giveback demands force 39,000 on East Coast out on strike

"Verizon made $39 billion in profits over the last three years, but the company is still insisting on givebacks that would devastate our jobs."

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For these new Chicago teachers, April 1 strike was all about students

Chicago teachers went on strike to protest Bruce Rauner and the budget crisis, which threatens public schools and state universities.

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Chicago teachers strike puts focus on Rauner, state budget crisis

Illinois is entering its tenth month without a budget; Rauner has refused to sign one without legislators agreeing to his drastic "turnaround agenda" that rolls back worker rights.

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Teachers lead wave of strikes and job actions in Chicago

April 1 is likely to go down in history as unions and community organizations representing people from all walks of life stage strikes and actions from one end of the city to the other.

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Chicago teachers plan April 1 strike for public education

Hoping to send a message to the Board of Education, Mayor Emanuel, and Illinois Gov. Rauner, Chicago teachers are set to walk off the job in a one-day strike this Friday.

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