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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.


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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

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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

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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

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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