McDonald’s workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers.
A proposal in Springfield aims to protect pregnant women in Illinois against workplace discrimination.
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.
The cream-filled sponge cakes are back in a big way after Hostess filed for bankruptcy amid a labor dispute with its workers. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.
As many as 3,000 airline employees and other workers at O’Hare International Airport will be able to board the CTA Blue Line free at the airport through July 12, as the transit agency scrambles to provide them with special fare cards.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed an ordinance to require contractors hire neighborhood residents for many construction projects funded by the city.
A new survey lists the professions of people who say they need coffee the most to get them going in the morning.
Recovery efforts for Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast have created some job opportunities for residents of Chicagoland.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is celebrating an agreement with streets and sanitation workers that could save the city $30 million, and help provide faster response time for tree-trimming requests, rodent control, and graffiti removal.
Workers are going to have to start working like managers, now that they have won a 90-day reprieve for their jobs at a window plant on Goose Island.
More than 100 people who worked at Rolf’s Patisserie are suing the owners of the Lincolnwood bakery following its abrupt closure last month.
Hyatt hotel workers rallied outside company headquarters downtown Wednesday to protest what they see as threats to cut off health care.
The union representing workers at the Park Hyatt Hotel has filed charges with federal labor authorities, after the wintertime heat lamps were turned on during a picket in the midst of the heat wave last week.
Union workers say someone turned on the heat lamps in blazing hot broad daylight Thursday, as they walked a picket line in front of the Park Hyatt Hotel.
Two workers are in the hospital after falling into a hole this morning at the Water Reclamation plant on the city’s Far South Side.
There are tens of thousands of federal employees from various government agencies and departments in Chicago. If there is a government shutdown, a lot of them will be staying home.
UNITE HERE Local 1 and Hilton Worldwide have reached a labor agreement in Chicago covering 1,600 workers at the Drake, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Hilton and Hilton O’Hare.
Some Chicago workers will be joining the protest in Wisconsin, against Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public employees.
Many Chicagoans going to work this morning are wondering whether they will be battling the elements tomorrow, or pulling the covers back over their heads and staying home.