Chicago Crossing Guards, Now Inactive With No In-Person School, Worry They May Lose Health InsuranceIn a potential pandemic casualty, hundreds of Chicago crossing guards fear they may lose their health insurance in just a few weeks.
Illinois Nursing Homes Avoid Strike With Tentative 2-Year Deal With SEIU WorkersUnion leaders have said that the pandemic revealed long-standing issues including low wages, short staffing and lack of adequate supplies inside nursing homes.
City Announces Tentative Agreement With SEIU Local 73, Representing 7,500 CPS Support Staff -- But Teachers' Strike ContinuesThe union representing some Chicago Public Schools support staff has come to a tentative agreement with the city – but that has no effect on the teachers’ strike.
O'Hare Workers Who Plan Strike Will Announce Date MondayO'Hare International Airport workers who voted to strike soon will announce when they plan to take action.
Garcia Back In Chicago After Fundraising Trip To NYC, D.C.Mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia was back in Chicago on Tuesday, following a two-day trip to the East Coast in search of campaign donations, volunteers, and Election Day help.
McDonald's Workers Detail Burns, Job HazardsMcDonald'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.
Chuy Garcia Gets Endorsement From Major Union Jesus “Chuy” Garcia received a major boost Saturday in his bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as the powerful and big-spending Service Employees International Union’s State Council endorsed the challenger in the April 7 runoff election.
Union: Northwestern Hospital Closing Cafeteria, Forcing Employees To Unfamiliar JobsA workers union at Northwestern Memorial has said more than two dozen cafeteria employees at Northwestern Memorial Hospital will be forced into jobs they weren’t trained for when the cafeteria closes in two weeks.
Fast Food Workers Attend Convention To Plan Push For Higher Minimum WageFast food workers are attending a first-ever convention in Villa Park today... as they discuss ways to escalate their growing campaign for better wages, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Nursing Home Workers Hit Picket Line In Fight For Better PayWorkers from 50 nursing homes across Illinois, including half a dozen in the Chicago area, staged informational picketing outside of the homes Wednesday to demand improved pay and working conditions.
Oak Park Village Employees To Return To Work, NegotiationsOak Park village employees were set to return to work Tuesday, after a three-day strike.
CPS Reaches Deal With Service Employees' UnionThe Chicago Public Schools have struck a labor deal with their second largest union, but not the one that represents teachers.
Janitor Strike Averted With Tentative DealThousands of Chicago janitors have reached a tentative deal that would avert a strike next week at private buildings and public schools.
Activists Evoke Dr. King In Calling For Fair Contract For JanitorsOn the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, union workers in Chicago are calling for a fair contract for janitors as they threaten to strike next week.
Chicago Janitors May Soon Walk Off The JobThe clock is ticking for janitors, who are ready to walk off the job next week if they don't reach a new deal with building owners.