A five-man Central Executive Council was established, dues were set, and the official motto became "Schedule with Safety."
It was the largest labor union of its time and one of the first industrial unions in the United States.
A group of determined Chicago workers who captured the attention of a nation three years ago when they took over their plant.
The Hyatt hotel chain seems determined to continue an attack on housekeepers that it began more than a year ago when it fired veteran employees in Boston and replaced them with lower paid temporary workers.
Wisconsin's union busting governor Scott Walker came to Chicago last week and labor, community and Occupy Chicago reminded him the Windy City is a union town.
Occupy Chicago protesters adopted two official demands: Repeal the Bush tax cuts for the rich and prosecute "Wall Street Criminals."
Sixty workers who have been on strike at Chicago's Congress Hotel for eight years were joined June 15 by hundreds of supporters at a rally outside the hotel.
Only 2 percent of 90,000 Comcast workers nationally are organized. This was the second vote in five years at the Pullman facility.
University employees and students in Chicago and at colleges throughout Illinois are stepping up union campaigns and ready to strike for their collective bargaining rights.
Over 200 federal workers and their supporters used their lunch hour on March 16th to protest budget cuts.