Some 7,500 jobs cuts at the United States Postal Service will hit the Chicago region.The U.S. Postal Service district office in west suburban Carol Stream is one of seven nationwide that will be shut down, the agency annouced Thursday.
Each Thursday we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place. Sarah Koch is the co-founder of Development in Gardening, known by its clever acronym DIG. They create urban gardens to provide nutritional foods to HIV/AIDS affected people.
Teachers involved in labor disputes have become a familiar figure of late. But a new situation involving higher ed faculty is brewing.At Columbia College Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University, adjuncts have been trying to re-negotiate their contracts for some time.
The political wrangling over collective bargaining and unions has brought public sector workers into focus. In February, teachers, nurses and other civil service workers took over Wisconsin’s state capitol building.