Service Employees International Union

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia discusses crime in Chicago, saying the city's children have been failed by adults. (Credit: CBS)

Garcia Back In Chicago After Fundraising Trip To NYC, D.C.

Mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia was back in Chicago on Tuesday, following a two-day trip to the East Coast in search of campaign donations, volunteers, and Election Day help.



McDonald’s Workers Detail Burns, Job Hazards

McDonald’s workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers.


Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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.


Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Credit: CBS)

Union: Northwestern Hospital Closing Cafeteria, Forcing Employees To Unfamiliar Jobs

A workers union at Northwestern Memorial has said more than two dozen cafeteria employees at Northwestern Memorial Hospital will be forced into jobs they weren’t trained for when the cafeteria closes in two weeks.



Fast Food Workers Attend Convention To Plan Push For Higher Minimum Wage

Fast food workers are attending a first-ever convention in Villa Park today… as they discuss ways to escalate their growing campaign for better wages, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


Nursing Home Workers Hit Picket Line In Fight For Better Pay

Workers from 50 nursing homes across Illinois, including half a dozen in the Chicago area, staged informational picketing outside of the homes Wednesday to demand improved pay and working conditions.

WBBM Newsradio–10/10/2012

Intersection of Lake and Ridgeland in Oak Park

Oak Park Village Employees To Return To Work, Negotiations

Oak Park village employees were set to return to work Tuesday, after a three-day strike.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Reaches Deal With Service Employees’ Union

The Chicago Public Schools have struck a labor deal with their second largest union, but not the one that represents teachers.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012


Janitor Strike Averted With Tentative Deal

Thousands of Chicago janitors have reached a tentative deal that would avert a strike next week at private buildings and public schools.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

Union janitors hold a rally after voting to authorize a strike on March 31, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Activists Evoke Dr. King In Calling For Fair Contract For Janitors

On the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, union workers in Chicago are calling for a fair contract for janitors as they threaten to strike next week.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Union janitors hold a rally after voting to authorize a strike on March 31, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Janitors May Soon Walk Off The Job

The clock is ticking for janitors, who are ready to walk off the job next week if they don’t reach a new deal with building owners.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

School Lunch (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Some CPS Students Tossing Out Healthy Lunch Items

Students in Chicago’s Public Schools are eating healthier – if they’re eating what’s served at school. But some lunchroom personnel say the children are not.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012