In 2008, teachers in Puerto Rico joined with students and parents in an island-wide, 10-day strike decrying the state of education. The shutdown was a historic one, as it's against the law in Puerto Rico for teachers to strike.
Tuesday is a big day for union members at Ford auto plants across the Midwest. Voting is scheduled to close on a new a new four-year contract that could mean more than 1,000 jobs for Chicago and the region.Earlier this month, Ford and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement.
A strike by construction workers has halted progress on numerous road projects across northern Indiana. Three contractors groups and the union have yet to agree on new contracts after the previous ones expired May 31.