Thirty years ago this month, a small group of Chicago workers formed a union that helped ignite a labor movement across the country.Home care union celebrates anniversary The workers were largely African-American women who provided care for seniors and people with disabilities.
The union representing staff at Chicago libraries picked up discussions Friday with the city for the first time since the library system announced that it would close all neighborhood branch locations on Mondays for the foreseeable future.
Despite billions of dollars in private donations and government money, a staggering number of Haitians remain in tent camps. And a recent cholera epidemic – which has claimed 5,000 lives – has only made life worse.
“We just want to get paid a decent wage for a decent number of hours, an 8- or 10- or 12-hour day. Anything above that would be overtime.” Sharon Ferguson, based in LA, has danced in music videos for the last couple decades. She’s seen it all.