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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.

Video: Chicago rally for Wisconsin workers

Well over 2000 union and community activists turned out last Saturday in Chicago to support battling public workers in Wisconsin.

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America’s new sweatshop: warehouse work

A new report paints a picture of exploitation of a mostly minority labor force in the logistics field.

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A peek at how unions “kick ass” in an election

Regardless of where one stands on the political spectrum, there is wide agreement that the labor movement knows how to "kick ass," when it comes to elections.

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New Chicago teacher's union leader vows fight against layoffs

Angered by devastating budget cuts, threatened layoffs and school privatization, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members voted in a new leadership June 10.

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Protests force suspension of Hyatt's first shareholders meeting

Just six months after becoming a publicly traded company protests forced Hyatt Hotels to suspend its first shareholders meeting here.

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Memorial Day 2010: A steelworker point of view

Someone said that in a progressive society there is nothing permanent except change.

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