Union-friendly Illinois Democrats say Gov. Bruce Rauner has so poisoned contract negotiations with state workers that they pushed legislation Thursday that would prohibit either a strike or the Republican governor locking workers out.
The University of Chicago Medical Center and the National Nurses United union have reached a “tentative agreement” for a new collective bargaining agreement, staving off a potential nurses strike, both sides announced Monday.
Some Chicago cab drivers staged a work stoppage Tuesday morning, protesting what they see as unfair competition from the less-regulated ride-sharing industry, a day after city officials granted a “transportation network provider” license to Uber.
Workers are picketing at oil plants across the country including in Whiting, Indiana. They tell CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross the strike is not about wages, but safety.
The person was struck by UP-Northwest Line Train 608 about 5:40 a.m. Friday near 3 Oaks Road and the Cary Depot, according to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis.
Labor negotiations resumed Thursday night following an angry exchange of accusations in the six-day-old strike by teachers in Waukegan District 60 schools.
A teachers strike in Waukegan continued this week after negotiations failed to yield an agreement with the school district.
Negotiators from the Teachers Union and a Lake County School District are meeting with a federal mediator to head off a strike in the northern suburbs.
A deal has been reached to end a strike at the Lear Corp. plant in Hammond, Ind. after nearly 800 employees walked off the job Saturday morning.
Nearly 100 fast food workers braved the rainy and chilly conditions Thursday to make a point about their pay, and how they’re struggling to survive.
Salary has been the biggest issue in contract talks that have stalled after 18 months of negotiations.
The new contract includes cost-of-living salary increases of 4-1/2 percent over the next three years. A new salary schedule will move many employees up two steps on the pay scale in June 2015, resulting in an additional raise.
About 1,000 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028 walked off the job Nov. 18 after 15 months of negotiations.
Municipal workers in Will County said they’re in it for the long haul as they entered day four of a labor strike, following 15 months of failed negotiations.
About 1,000 Will County workers are on strike.
A Will County judge on Friday granted a temporary restraining order that will force 911 dispatchers to work even if their union goes on strike as planned at 7 a.m. Monday.
It appears there will be a walkout by about 1,000 Will County government workers.
Will County workers are talking strike if contract talks don’t end satisfactorily, and the county is preparing for a possible walkout.
A couple hundred fast food and retail workers chanted “we can’t survive on $8.25” as they rallied outside and inside the Rock N Roll McDonald’s in the River North neighborhood.
Workers went on strike this morning against funeral homes that operate under Service Corporation International, which runs funeral homes under the name Dignity Memorial.