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House Panel OKs Measure Requiring Workplace Protections For Pregnant Women

A proposal in Springfield aims to protect pregnant women in Illinois against workplace discrimination.

04/10/2014

City Hall

Aldermen Seek Mandatory Sick Time For All Chicago Workers

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.

03/06/2014

The Schiller Park factory that made Twinkies is back in production. (CBS)

Revamped Hostess Cranking Out Twinkies, With Reduced Work Force

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.

07/15/2013

At The O'Hare Stop On The CTA Blue Line. (CTA File Photo)

O’Hare, Airline Employees To Get Free Rides On Blue Line For Now

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.

07/04/2013

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Mayor Seeks To Require City Contractors To Hire Neighborhood Workers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed an ordinance to require contractors hire neighborhood residents for many construction projects funded by the city.

03/13/2013

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New Survey Breaks Down Workers’ Coffee Habits

A new survey lists the professions of people who say they need coffee the most to get them going in the morning.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2012

Hurricane Isaac

Isaac Cleanup Provides Jobs For Chicago Residents

Recovery efforts for Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast have created some job opportunities for residents of Chicagoland.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

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

City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

City Deal With Streets & Sanitation Workers Could Save $30M

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.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

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

Workers At Window Factory Win Reprieve From Layoffs

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.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

Rolf's Patisserie

Rolf’s Bakery Workers: We Were Left Out In The Cold

More than 100 people who worked at Rolf’s Patisserie are suing the owners of the Lincolnwood bakery following its abrupt closure last month.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Hyatt Protest

Workers: Hyatt Is Threatening To Cut Off Our Health Care

Hyatt hotel workers rallied outside company headquarters downtown Wednesday to protest what they see as threats to cut off health care.

WBBM Newsradio–12/01/2011

Hyatt Protest

Complaint: Picketing Hyatt Workers Were ‘Assaulted’ With Heat Lamps

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.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Hyatt Protest

Workers: Heat Lamps Shined On Hyatt Hotel Picket Line

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.

WBBM Newsradio–07/21/2011

Water Reclamation Plant Fall

Workers Fall Into Hole At Water Reclamation Plant

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.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011

U.S. Capitol Dome

Thousands Of Local Workers Affected By Government Shutdown Threat

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.

04/08/2011

Hilton Chicago

Hilton Hotel, Unions Reach Agreement

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.

03/07/2011

Wisconsin Protest

Chicago Workers Head To Wisconsin For Protest

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.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011

Blizzard

Many Chicagoans Plan To Stay Home Wednesday

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.

WBBM Newsradio–02/01/2011

Chicago Mayoral candidate Gery Chico. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Chico Says He Might End City Worker Residency Rule

Mayoral candidate Gery Chico said Tuesday he’s open to getting rid of the rule that requires city employees to live in the city.

01/25/2011

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