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Service Employees International Union

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.

08/28/2014

Money

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.

07/26/2014

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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

Janitors

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

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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