Aldermen, SEIU Push To Take Airport Control Away From EmanuelSeveral alderman have joined union airport workers in an effort to create an elected airport authority, and wrestle control of O’Hare and Midway airports away from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Some O'Hare Airport Workers On Strike ThursdayWorkers at O’Hare International Airport planned to rally for better pay Thursday morning, after beginning a 24-hour strike, but the question was how much impact they were having on operations.
Chuy Garcia Gets Endorsement From Major Union Jesus “Chuy” Garcia received a major boost Saturday in his bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as the powerful and big-spending Service Employees International Union’s State Council endorsed the challenger in the April 7 runoff election.
Busy Week Ahead For Chicago Stadium VendorsVendors who sell beer, hot dogs, game programs, and more in the stands at Chicago sporting events are in for a rough – but lucrative – six days at work.
Executive For O'Hare Contractor Has Felony Conviction, Mob TiesMore questions have been raised about executives at a Chicago company that was just awarded a $99.5 million city contract for custodial work at O’Hare International Airport.
O'Hare Janitors Descend On Mayor's House To Protest Looming Job CutsDozens of union airport workers were holding a prayer vigil outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house on Thursday, asking him to reconsider a decision to hand custodial work at O’Hare International Airport to a new company that doesn't use union labor.
O'Hare Janitors Stage City Hall Protest Against Change In ContractorsUnion workers descended on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Friday, protesting the move to change companies handling janitorial services at O'Hare International Airport.
Union Janitors' Rally In Oak Brook Stops TrafficA day after they rallied in Chicago's Loop, union janitors took their strike threat to the suburbs, where they staged a large and noisy demonstration for their cause.
Union Janitors Vote To Authorize StrikeWaving purple sheets of paper in the air and chanting "Yes, we can!" about 2,000 janitors rallied at Teamster City at Ashland Avenue and Jackson Boulevard on Saturday.
Union Janitors March Downtown Ahead Of Contract TalksAbout 3,000 union janitors occupied the plaza outside of Chase Bank in downtown Chicago Sunday afternoon, as the group prepared for contract negotiations.
Pacific Trade Summit Draws Labor Day ProtestThis Labor Day, opponents of a trade agreement with Pacific Rim countries protested what they see as another assault on labor, the environment and healthcare.