Tom Balanoff

Union janitors hold a rally after voting to authorize a strike on March 31, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Union Janitors Vote To Authorize Strike

Waving purple sheets of paper in the air and chanting “Yes, we can!” about 2,000 janitors rallied at Teamster City at Ashland Avenue and Jackson Boulevard on Saturday.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2012

Union janitors represented by SEIU Local 1 marched in downtown Chicago and rallied outside Chase Bank offices on Dearborn Street on Feb. 26, 2012,, ahead of contract talks with commercial building owners, the city of Chicago, and several local public school districts. (Credit: CBS)

Union Janitors March Downtown Ahead Of Contract Talks

About 3,000 union janitors occupied the plaza outside of Chase Bank in downtown Chicago Sunday afternoon, as the group prepared for contract negotiations.

WBBM Newsradio–02/26/2012

About 250 people - mostly union members and their supporters - rally outside the Hilton Chicago hotel, protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a pending free trade deal with Pacific Rim countries. (Credit: CBS)

Pacific Trade Summit Draws Labor Day Protest

This Labor Day, opponents of a trade agreement with Pacific Rim countries protested what they see as another assault on labor, the environment and healthcare.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2011