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SEIU Local 73

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Chicago Library Janitors Laid Off

The city told them in May it was privatizing their jobs, but the workers say they were hoping to keep working.

11/30/2012

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Oak Park Employees Picket As Managers Fill In

Three dozen SEIU Local 73 union members picketed outside the Oak Park village hall in sweltering 90-plus degree heat Saturday, protesting what they say is inequity and unfairness in the village’s wage structure.

07/07/2012

Workers at UIC Medical Center picket outside the hospital as part of a three-day strike, after going for more than two years without a contract. The strike does not include doctors and nurses at the hospital. (Credit: CBS)

Workers At UIC Hospital Go On Three-Day Strike

Hundreds of employees at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center have begun a three-day strike, demanding a contract after unionizing more than two years ago.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears at a public budget hearing Monday night at Kennedy King College. (CBS)

Labor Unrest Growing Under Emanuel Administration

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing a growing tide of discontent from the city’s labor unions. Fired workers, rejected contract-compromises, and unanswered cost-saving ideas all have begun generating protests aimed at City Hall.

CBS 2–08/30/2011