Protesters demonstrate Thursday outside the Chicago window factory that was the scene of a 2008 sit-in. (CBS)

Chicago Window Factory Where Workers Had Sit-In To Close

About 50 workers began staging an occupation Thursday inside Serious Materials, which took over the Republic Windows and Doors factory in early 2009.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

A school hallway (CBS)

Deerfield Teachers Vote To Authorize Strike

A north suburban school district is facing a possible teacher strike.


UIC Medical Center

Nurses Vote To Authorize Strike At UIC Medical Center

The nurses’ union at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center has rejected the hospital’s last and final contract offer, and has voted to authorize a strike.

WBBM Newsradio–12/23/2011

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.


CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Bus, Mechanics Union Placed Into Receivership

The local has suffered since CTA and Pace laid off hundreds of drivers and mechanics in 2010 because of financial constraints.


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Indulge Your Inner Know-It-All: Labor Day Edition

Labor Day facts to make you the Resident Smarty Pants at your weekend BBQ.



UIC Faculty Advance Move To Unionize

A move is afoot to unionize teachers and others at a the University of Illinois at Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

Oak Lawn Community High School

Oak Lawn Teachers Vote To Reduce Raises, Avoid Layoffs

Teachers and staff at Oak Lawn Community High School have voted to take smaller pay raises the next couple years, rather than face cutting staff by about 20 percent.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

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Walgreens Clinic Nurses Vote To Unionize

Nurse practitioners working at Walgreens drugstore clinics have voted to unionize.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

Wisconsin Democrats Lena Taylor and Chris Larson and Rev. Jesse Jackson

Wisconsin Democrats Say They’re Staying Away

The political standoff in Wisconsin didn’t appear any closer to ending on Saturday.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2011

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Walker To Dems: Come Back, Or Police May Make You

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his Republican colleagues are threatening to send out police to detain and forcibly bring back the 14 absent Democratic state senators.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2011

Kirk Dillard

Dillard: No Raises For Union When Programs Are Slashed

Illinois State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) says the state’s largest public employee union should not be receiving raises while Gov. Pat Quinn proposes to cut $100 million from human services.

WBBM Newsradio–02/25/2011

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Firefighters, Paramedics Reach Tentative Contract

Chicago firefighters and paramedics would get a 10 percent pay raise over five years and give the city its most flexibility ever to reduce manpower and cut overtime costs under a tentative contract up for a ratification vote.