Labor News

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Today in labor history: Air Line Pilots Assocation founded in Chicago

A five-man Central Executive Council was established, dues were set, and the official motto became "Schedule with Safety."

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June 20: American Railway Union is founded in Chicago

It was the largest labor union of its time and one of the first industrial unions in the United States.

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Workers who staged second plant takeover face new challenge

A group of determined Chicago workers who captured the attention of a nation three years ago when they took over their plant.

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Hyatt continues attack on housekeepers

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.

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Scott Walker not welcome in Chicago (with video)

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 and labor join in taking aim at Wall Street (with video)

Occupy Chicago protesters adopted two official demands: Repeal the Bush tax cuts for the rich and prosecute "Wall Street Criminals."

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Hundreds join Congress Hotel strikers at 8th Anniversary rally

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.

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“One battle in a big war”: Comcast organizing drive rages on

Only 2 percent of 90,000 Comcast workers nationally are organized. This was the second vote in five years at the Pullman facility.

Union strength grows at Illinois universities

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.

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Video: Chicago federal workers slam budget cuts

Over 200  federal workers and their supporters used their lunch hour on March 16th to protest budget cuts.

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