Funeral home directors and drivers picket outside Blake Lamb Funeral Home in Oak Lawn, after the union funeral workers voted to go on strike at 16 Chicago are mortuaries run by Dignity Memorial. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Funeral Home Workers Go On Strike

Workers went on strike this morning against funeral homes that operate under Service Corporation International, which runs funeral homes under the name Dignity Memorial.

WBBM Newsradio–07/02/2013

A Congress Hotel worker walks the picket line during a decade-long strike that ended on May 30, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Congress Hotel Union Workers Call Off Decade-Long Strike

A longstanding labor dispute at the historic Congress Hotel ended on Thursday, when the union called off a decade-long strike.



South Suburban Sewer Workers Go On Strike

The workers who take care of the sewer system for more than 100,000 people in Chicago Heights, Homewood, Steger and Crete are on strike.


Evergreen Park teachers picket on Thursday. (CBS)

No Deal For Evergreen Park Schools

Teachers walked off the job Oct. 2, but contract negotiations have occurred regularly since then.


The main entrance of Chicago's Orchestra Hall, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CSO Musicians Get Raises, But Costlier Health Care

Musicians with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will receive a 4.5 percent salary increase over three years under a new contract but will also have to pay increased health care costs.


The main entrance of Chicago's Orchestra Hall, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CSO, Musicians Reach Tentative Deal, Ending Strike

The CSO’s management released a joint statement Monday with the Chicago Federation of Musicians announcing the deal for a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, which would take effect retroactively to Sept. 17.

WBBM Newsradio–09/24/2012

The Gage restaurant, at 24 S. Michigan Av. (Credit: CBS)

Symphony Strike Could Hurt Businesses Near Orchestra Hall

The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra were on their second day on strike on Sunday. The walkout wasn’t only hitting a sour note with classical music fans, it has also dealt a blow to businesses near Orchetra Hall.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2012

CSO musicians picket outside the orchestra hall Saturday night. (CBS)

CSO Musicians Strike, Throwing Season Into Chaos

Musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike Saturday, disappointing patrons who showed up for an evening performance, and potentially throwing the organization’s upcoming season into chaos.


Chicago Teacher's Union Votes To End Strike

Teachers Union Ends Strike, Classes To Resume Tomorrow

Chicago Public School students will be back in class tomorrow, after the Chicago Teachers Union voted to end its strike this afternoon.


Lake Forest High School (Credit: CBS)

Classes Resume At Lake Forest H.S., Despite Teachers’ Strike

Teachers in north suburban Lake Forest are meeting with school district leaders Monday morning to try to hammer out a contract. Meantime, Lake Forest High School students were back in class, despite the fact teachers have been on strike since Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2012

Empty Classroom

Highland Park Teachers Declare Impasse, Might Strike Next Month

Teachers in a third local school district could go on strike next month, joining their counterparts in Chicago and Lake Forest in staging a walkout amid stalled contract talks.



Chicago Teacher Bounces Back From West Nile Virus To Picket With Union

CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman has the story of Catherine Wolski’s extraordinary turnaround.


Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: The Mayor Can Find Money For Schools

Mayor Rahm Emanuel seems to find money for everything his administration wants, CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson reports. So why can’t he find money for the schools?


Kirstie Shanley, a Chicago Public Schools occupational therapist, wants to get back to her job. (CBS)

Parents, Teachers, Students: We’re Ready For School To Resume

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with a variety of people who would love to see schools reopen for classes.


CPS Classroom

Options For Students During Chicago Teachers’ Strike

The first Chicago teachers’ strike in 25 years has left parents and students scrambling to find alternatives for their children.


Lufthansa Cabin Crew Strike At Berlin Tegel

Strike Halts Lufthansa Flights To And From O’Hare

No Lufthansa flights are taking off from O’Hare International Airport, as flight attendants begin a strike in Germany.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

First Day Of School

First Day Of School Arrives, But Teachers’ Strike Could Start Next Week

A new year began Tuesday for Chicago Public Schools students, but it could be interrupted after just four days if a possible teachers’ strike goes ahead.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Football Generic

IHSA Reviewing CPS Request To Allow Sports During Teachers Strike

Typically, a member school must suspend interscholastic activities if it does not have at least 51 percent of its students in attendance, according to IHSA policy.


Teachers union members picket outside Rosario Castellanos Elementary school at 2524 S. Central Park Ave. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM Newsradio)

Chicago Teachers Picket, Demand New Contract

Just two weeks before the start of the new school year, the Chicago Teachers Union is ratcheting up the pressure on the school board for a new contract.


Caterpillar Strike

Report: Caterpillar Reaches Tentative Agreement With Striking Workers

Peoria-based Caterpillar Inc. has reportedly reached a tentative agreement with machinists at its Joliet plant, who have been on strike for more than three months.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012