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Lesson for the day – stop Fat Cats from robbing our schools

TIFs - or Tax Increment Financing - is a method powerful financial interests have devised to divert public monies to private coffers.

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Janitors slated for Christmas layoff swamp City Hall

Hundreds of O'Hare Airport workers slated to lose their jobs just before Christmas marched through City Hall today, chanting and waving banners, flags and signs.

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Quality care group wins “open government” award

The CCQCC recently won an "open government" award in recognition of the group's fight to open the books on the operation of the OMC.

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NLRB to probe overly broad employee handbooks

The NLRB's top lawyer is turning his attention to overly broad "employee handbooks" that curb or violate workers' rights.

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Community protests grocery chain's cooperation with ICE

Protesters also urged customers to join a boycott of all Mi Pueblo stores to protest the company's announcement that it was cooperating with the government's online E-Verify program.

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Florida magnate threatens firings if Obama wins

Shades of 1896: A Florida-based time-share magnate is threatening to fire workers if a Democratic Party's presidential nominee wins the November election.

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Outsourced Bain workers describe life in Romney’s America

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is utterly disconnected from workers in America.

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What’s the matter with white people?

Building on its stereotype of African-Americans from 30 years ago, the Republican Party has made "cops, firefighters, nurses and teachers into its new 'welfare queens.'"

Sharp partisan split on labor’s issues

The voting records on labor-selected issues in the second session of the 112 Congress reflect, as might be expected, the sharp partisan split between the two major political parties.

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Three arrested for blocking trucks at Bain-owned plant released

Three protesters who were arrested when they refused to move out of the way of trucks leaving the Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies plant here have been released.

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