Labor News

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Retaliation at Illinois factory ignites labor alliance

Members of Chicago Jobs with Justice as well as Jobs to Move America coalesced in downtown Chicago to declare their support for a worker fired in retaliation for whistleblowing.

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With House vote looming, labor turns up heat on trade

Unionists continue to campaign to get lawmakers to reject the scheme that would grease the skids for secret trade pacts.

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Teachers angry over stalled talks take downtown Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union gathered downtown and marched in a massive show of unity after a tumultuous month at the negotiation table with Chicago Public Schools.

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Unions launch ad denouncing N.Y. Rep. Rice’s fast track betrayal

"Congresswoman Rice's about-face on Fast Track is a complete betrayal to all working men and women across this country."

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Unions ramp up pressure ahead of Fast Track vote

The AFL-CIO is ramping up efforts to stop Fast Track with a targeted advertising blitz against undecided members of Congress.

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Unions criticize GOP proposal to spin off Federal Aviation Administration

Unions representing workers at the FAA are criticizing a House Republican proposal to spin off the administration.

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Unions demand opening of secret trade pacts

On June 2, hundreds of unionists and their allies descended on the office of the Obama administration's U.S. Trade Representative.

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Unions open contract talks with General Electric

The negotiations cover 10,000 IUE-CWA workers and another 6,000 workers from other U.S. unions.

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Coalition says Rauner’s compassion extends only to his rich buddies

"To say Illinois legislators are not for the middle class, but for the political class is disingenuous on the part of Gov. Bruce Rauner."

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Video: Chicago teachers protest charter expansion

 Teachers union activists assembled at the Chicago Public School Board before classes began to protest plans to expand for-profit charter schools.

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