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Conferences relocate to show solidarity with striking Chicago hotel workers 2018-09-14 [Chicago Tribune]

Strike expands to 26 Chicago hotels: Cambria workers walk off the job 2018-09-12 [Chicago Tribune]

Workers at 26 Chicago hotels go on strike 2018-09-09 [Chicago Tribune]

Workers on strike at 26 Chicago hotels, including two owned by the Pritzker family 2018-09-09 [Capitol Fax]

Hundreds of Hotel Workers on Strike in Downtown Chicago 2018-09-08 [NBC]

McDonald’s to spend $2 million on helping young workers in Chicago 2018-08-23 [USAToday]

Chicago Hotel Workers Authorize Strike 2018-08-22 [M&C]

Chicago hotel workers vote ‘overwhelmingly’ to authorize strike 2018-08-17 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Chicago hotel workers to take strike authorization vote Wednesday 2018-08-15 [Chicago Sun Times]

Union says Gov. Rauner is dragging feet on illegally withheld step raises 2018-08-01 [SJR]

Carpenter union donates labor for splash pad shelters 2018-07-29 [The News-Tribune]

Striking window washers ratify new contract, win wage increase to $26 hourly over the life of the deal 2018-07-28 [The Tribune]

Local union workers protest hiring of out-of-state labor force for hotel project 2018-07-24 [Stateline]

Mark Janus quits state job for conservative think tank gig after landmark ruling 2018-07-21 [Sun-Times]

Building Bridges: The Janus Attack – Don’t Mourn, Organize and Fightback For more info 2018-07-12 [WBAI Radio]

'Hands off pants on' law aims to make hotel work safer 2018-07-07 [CBS]

Chicago Now Requires Panic Buttons for Hotel Workers 2018-07-05 [NBC]

High-rise window washers go on strike for higher pay, better insurance: ‘You put your life on the ropes every day’ 2018-07-04 [The Journal-Star]

Chicago high-rise window washers go on strike for higher pay, better insurance: *You put your life on the ropes every day* 2018-07-04 [Chicago Tribune]

Evanston IL union reps see little threat from Supreme Court decision 2018-07-03 [Daily Northwestern]

Hotel workers ‘claim our space’ as panic button ordinance takes effect 2018-07-02 [The Sun-Times]

By the numbers: Janus ruling and 873,110 union-covered workers in Illinois 2018-06-28 [Chicago Tribune]

Labor leaders question removing some Gary school unions 2018-06-24 [Chicago Tribune]

Karen Lewis retires from Chicago Teachers Union to battle cancer: I’m not giving up this fight 2018-06-23 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Labor Beat: Larry Duncan - - Leader for Labor Media (Part 2 of 2) For more info 2018-06-19 [Labor Beat TV]

Labor Beat: Larry Duncan - - Leader for Labor Media (Part 1 of 2) For more info 2018-06-19 [Labor Beat TV]

Teamsters: Desperate To Prevent Employees From Exercising Free Speech, American Bottling Resorts To Harassment 2018-06-19 [Longview News-Journal]

Chicago Teachers Union Negotiates Right to Block Tests That Are Not Mandated by the State 2018-06-18 [Diane Ravitch]

IL labor board moves forward with union employee pay raises 2018-06-15 [Sauk Valley]

Landmark Supreme Court Decision Coming, And Illinois is Center Stage 2018-06-14 [WTTW]

Labor board: Taxpayers owe AFSCME union workers $412 million in unpaid step increases 2018-06-14 [WQAD]

State, AFSCME argue over contract impasse 2018-06-14 [SJR]

Chicago labor icon Edward Sadlowski dead at 79 2018-06-11 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Dr Pepper: Its Last, Best And Final Offer To Chicago Teamsters Goes Down In Flames 2018-06-10 [Teamsters]

City of Chicago Requires Airport Service Providers to Enter into Labor Peace Agreements 2018-05-30 [Lexology]

Rauner says Texas is more union job friendly than Illinois 2018-05-25 [PolitiFact]

Teamster Power Amps Up During Unfair Labor Practice Strike 2018-05-24 [Teamsters]

Union to commemorate 1937 'Memorial Day Massacre' on Saturday 2018-05-18 [The Times]

The Southern Illinoisan newsroom votes to form union 2018-05-18 [Southern Illinoisan]

Oreo parent Mondelez sweetens deal, but union is not biting 2018-05-17 [Chicago Tribune]

Illinos House Panel OKs Unionizing for Research Assistants 2018-05-17 [USNews]

Kane County Workers on Strike Face Ultimatum 2018-05-16 [NBC]

Chief judge: Kane County will hire others if striking workers don't return Tuesday 2018-05-15 [Daily Herald]

Local 371 goes on John Deere Road strike 2018-05-04 [QCOnline]

Teamsters Local 371 workers on strike for better wages and pension benefits 2018-05-03 [WQAD]

Remembering the Haymarket Affair and the city's attempts to forget it 2018-05-01 [Chicago Reader]

Workers Memorial ceremony in Springfield honors fallen workers 2018-04-29 [FOX]

Adjunct faculty at Loyola University Chicago ratify first contract 2018-04-28 [Wash Post]

Public Employees Rally for Raises at Statehouse 2018-04-27 [PPR]

State union workers rally to end pay step freezes 2018-04-27 [WAND]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]