For many of the non-tenured faculty, the long fought battle has finally proven to be victorious.
Over 20,000 janitors statewide call for a strike against unfair labor practices by janitorial companies who contract with some of the most high-priced real estate owners.
"Before me almost a thousand janitors wearing deep purple Service Employee International Union T-shirts lined up to march..."
After months of negotiations with the telecommunications giant, they've decided to take a stand to create a better workplace.
"Verizon made $39 billion in profits over the last three years, but the company is still insisting on givebacks that would devastate our jobs."
Chicago teachers went on strike to protest Bruce Rauner and the budget crisis, which threatens public schools and state universities.
Illinois is entering its tenth month without a budget; Rauner has refused to sign one without legislators agreeing to his drastic "turnaround agenda" that rolls back worker rights.
April 1 is likely to go down in history as unions and community organizations representing people from all walks of life stage strikes and actions from one end of the city to the other.
Hoping to send a message to the Board of Education, Mayor Emanuel, and Illinois Gov. Rauner, Chicago teachers are set to walk off the job in a one-day strike this Friday.
On this day in the year 1170 BCE, the first recorded strike took place against the building of pyramids.