Chicago workers push for union representation, more protections.

Chicago museum workers, brewers, tortilla makers and more are demanding their employers provide better benefits and support

SEIU strike
Cook County Workers, represented by the SEIU Local 73 union, hold the picket line during Day 18 of their strike, July 12, 2021. Linda Lutton / WBEZ
SEIU strike
Cook County Workers, represented by the SEIU Local 73 union, hold the picket line during Day 18 of their strike, July 12, 2021. Linda Lutton / WBEZ

Chicago workers push for union representation, more protections.

Chicago museum workers, brewers, tortilla makers and more are demanding their employers provide better benefits and support

Reset checks in with a labor law professor and an organizer about how the pandemic has affected the labor market and people’s desires for conditions to change.

GUESTS: Laura Garza, Arise Chicago’s Worker Center director

Michael LeRoy, professor of labor law at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Clarification: Arise Chicago says that El Milagro employees are not currently seeking union representation but have formed a committee to present demands to management.