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Workers protest Pritzker’s nomination
May. 21, 2013
A picket line stretched for roughly two blocks in front of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in the south Loop. The demonstration was organized by Unite Here which represents Hyatt Hotel workers.
What’s (still) manufactured in Chicago
May. 20, 2013
Sure, we have fewer industrial giants in our area these days, but if you know where to look you can find the beating heart of industry.
Laid-off workers open factory
May. 10, 2013
After not one, but two factory closings, the former workers of Republic Windows and Doors decided to take things into their own hands.
Immigrant job deaths on the rise
May. 8, 2013
A WBEZ analysis of U.S. labor statistics finds that foreign-born worker deaths increased nearly 14% in two years as native-born fatalities held steady.
UNO charter teachers unionize
May. 2, 2013
Eighty-seven percent of teachers at one of the largest charter school networks in Chicago voted to unionize.
Downtown walkout for higher minimum wage shakes up businesses
Apr. 24, 2013
Retail and fast food employees are calling for a downtown minimum wage of $15 an hour.
CTU vows to make school closings political
Apr. 15, 2013
Union president Karen Lewis says a “voter education campaign” will add 100,000 new voters in Chicago.
Companies surpass foreign worker limits
Apr. 8, 2013
For the first time in years, American companies blew past the cap on H-1B visa petitions to sponsor educated, foreign workers. Many say that’s a sign of economic recovery, but some say the program is rife with abuses.
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