In Postville, Iowa on May 12th, 2008, 900 heavily armed immigration agents shackled and took away 389 undocumented workers while working at Agriprocessors, the largest kosher slaughterhouse and meat-packing plant in the country.
Debates over raising the debt ceiling continue in Washington today. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Republican-backed "Cut, Cap and Balance Act" Tuesday evening, which allows for the debt ceiling to be raised to $2.4 trillion, but would require spending cuts and a new b
Business groups are complaining to lawmakers about taxes in Illinois.The first in a series of hearings on the state's tax structure was held Tuesday in Chicago.Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan called for the hearings after major companies, including Caterpillar and t
A coalition of union leaders is expected to meet with officials from the City of Chicago on Monday. The meeting comes after last week’s announcement by Mayor Emanuel that some 625 unionized employees may lose their jobs.
Home prices and interest rates are still low compared to where the market was before it crashed at the end of 2008. It’s created opportunity for new buyers, and buyers who are looking to resell a property for a quick profit.My husband Demian and I are packing up our apartment.
Indiana state workers have had good cause to wonder about their economic future lately. After all, workers in neighboring Ohio, Illinois and Michigan have been scrambling to preserve jobs, bargaining rights and pay.