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Judge orders District 15 nurses, aides back to work 2017-10-18 [Daily Herald]

Grad Student United Rallies Before Unionization Vote 2017-10-17 [Chicago Maroon]

Bernie Sanders Lends Support to U. Chicago Grad Students Unionization Effort 2017-10-17 [Wash Free Beacon]

'Not One More' Workers and Community Protest Deportations At Gary-Chicago Airport For more info 2017-10-13 [Labor Video Project]

Union members protest work at Menards center in Plano 2017-10-13 [Kendall Cty Now]

More Worker-Friendly Ownership Results In New Contract For Chicago Reader Newsroom Workers 2017-10-09 [Workers Independent News]

Janus v. AFSCME could hurt funding for Democrats in 2018 2017-10-08 [Rrstar]

Chicago Reader newsroom staffers unanimously ratify one-year contract 2017-10-08 [Sun-Times]

Chicago Workers Join Mexico San Quintin Farmworker To Support Driscolls Boycott For more info 2017-10-07 [LVP]

Trump vs. Univ Chicago Graduate Workers 2017-10-03 [Jacobin]

OSHA Cites Chicago Container Manufacturer After 4 Workers Suffer Injuries 2017-09-27 [OSHA]

Unfair Labor Charges Filed By Northwestern Faculty Union 2017-09-21 [Evanston Patch]

Chicago Mechanics Come To An Agreement With Dealerships After Seven Weeks On Strike 2017-09-19 [Jalopnik]

No IL Univ ordered to rescind parking fees as part of union negotations 2017-09-18 [Daily Chronicle]

Agreement With Dealerships Ends Seven Week Strike By Chicago Auto Mechanics 2017-09-18 [Workers Independent News]

Northwestern Nontenure Faculty File Complaint Over University’s Refusal To Bargain First Contract 2017-09-18 [Workers Independent News]

Chicago Auto Mechanics Reach Agreement with Dealerships, End Seven-Week Strike 2017-09-18 [IAM]

Union, car dealerships reach tentative agreement that could end strike 2017-09-17 [Daily Herald]

Labor Board Rules No IL Univ Improperly Raised Parking Fees On Union Members 2017-09-16 [NorthernPR]

Union says Northwestern will not bargain, is violating labor laws 2017-09-15 [Chicago Tribune]

Union rep expects mechanics’ strike to end within a week 2017-09-15 [The Sun-Times]

U of I Hospital nurse strike averted 2017-09-13 [Chicago Tribune]

Nurses strike looms at Univ IL hospital 2017-09-13 [WGN]

8,000 Airport Workers in Chicago Just Won a Wage Raise and the Right to a Union 2017-09-12 [In These Times]

Illinois Home Health Care Workers File Lawsuit Against Governor For Withholding Budget Raises 2017-09-11 [Workers Independent News]

Home Health Workers Sue State to Force Pay Raise 2017-09-08 [Courthouse News]

City Council approves law boosting pay, easing unionization for airport workers 2017-09-08 [Chicago Tribune]

Evanston reps, Univ employees join hundreds marching for union rights, higher wages 2017-09-07 [Daily Northwestern]

Chicago set to raise airport workers pay, clear path to a union 2017-09-06 [Chicago Tribune]

NAACP Leader Speaks With Union Workers On The End To DACA Program in Chicago 2017-09-06 [CBS]

Chicago Union Workers Rally For Higher Wages 2017-09-05 [CBS]

Low Wage Chicago FF15 Workers, SEIU Launch Campaign To Unseat Anti-Worker Illinois Governor Rauner 2017-09-04 [Workers Independent News]

Unions Fight To Hold Onto State As Labor Day Parade Nears 2017-09-03 [WGLT]

Outsourced SEIU organizer wrongfully terminated for organizing at work 2017-09-02 [libcom.org]

Buona Restaurants, Union Squash Beef, Resolve Dispute That Led To Battery Charges For more info 2017-08-31 [Forest Park Patch]

Gov. Rauner Veto Halts Fight For $15 Minimum Wage 2017-08-31 [Peoria Public Radio]

Buona Beef's Union Battle Comes To An End After On-Camera Embarrassment 2017-08-30 [DNAInfo]

Mechanics strike over at some Chicago-area car dealerships breaking from bargaining group 2017-08-30 [Chicago Tribune]

Illinois Auto Mechanics Strike Is “Ringing the Bell To Keep The Middle Class Preserved” 2017-08-28 [Workers Independent News]

Danville parade honors USW workers 2017-08-27 [Commercial News]

Rauner vetoes plan for minimum wage increase 2017-08-26 [SJR]

Buona Beef settles labor dispute that led to protest, battery charges 2017-08-26 [Chicago Tribune]

Davis Junction man arrested for allegedly throwing urine on picketer 2017-08-25 [WIFR]

Hospitality industry needs more immigrant workers to survive, report says 2017-08-25 [Chicago Tribune]

Every Chicago Labor Contract Has Expired: Your Guide to the Negotiations 2017-08-25 [Better Gov]

Judge orders O*Hare contractor to rehire workers who led strike 2017-08-24 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Letter: Auto mechanics strike about more than money 2017-08-23 [NW Herald]

O'Hare Airport Security Firm Must Rehire Fired Union Workers 2017-08-22 [Courthouse News Service]

Illinois farms welcome foreign workers amid a tight labor market 2017-08-21 [Tribune News Service]

Buona Beef Buonavolantos Charged With Battery In Beverly After Harassing and Spraying IBEW Union Picketers With Garden Hose 2017-08-19 [DNA Info]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]