Sick Days

Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (center) and a coalition of labor unions and working family groups call for passage of a paid sick leave requirement in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Activists Want City Council To Mandate Paid Sick Leave In Chicago

A coalition of working families, labor unions, and others gathered at City Hall on Tuesday to call on aldermen to approve a measure that would ensure workers get paid time off when they or a family member are sick.

05/19/2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr. exchange punches with Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout, May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision.  (Photo credit: JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Jail Guard Sick Calls Spiked On Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Weekend

Officials at Cook County Jail suspect many correctional officers called in sick Saturday and Sunday so they could watch the long-anticipated Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.

05/05/2015

City Hall

Aldermen Seek Mandatory Sick Time For All Chicago Workers

A proposed ordinance backed by most of the City Council would require employers in the city to provide paid sick leave for most of their workers.

03/06/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Quinn To Push Legislation Requiring All Workers To Get Paid Sick Days

Governor Pat Quinn says he’s ready to make another push for a law mandating that businesses give employees at least *some* paid sick days.

02/12/2014

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Plans To Drop Costly Sick Day Policy For Non-Union Workers

Chicago Public Schools officials said Tuesday that they are seeking to implement a new sick day policy for non-union workers, ending a decades-long practice that has cost the system tens of millions of dollars a year.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

CTA union president Bob Kelly talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

CTA Union Dispute’s Managements Claims About Employee Sick Days

The CTA employee’s union says management is skewing statistics when it comes to sick days that workers take. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/11/2011