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Today's news - Illinois

Chicago UPS drivers fight to keep talking 2018-03-14 [Labor Notes]

U of I Provost Apologizes for Behavior During Strike 2018-03-14 [NPR]

Campaign Workers Guild Pushes To Unionize Illinois Staff 2018-03-13 [NPR]

Grad students: Pritzker absent in union fight 2018-03-13 [IL Home Page]

Relieved that strike is over, Univ IL grad workers overwhelmingly approve proposed contract 2018-03-12 [Herald-Review]

Univ IL grad workers approve new contract 2018-03-11 [WAND]

Grad workers ratify contract; strike over 2018-03-10 [The News-Gazette]

Chicago UPS Drivers Fight to Keep Talking 2018-03-09 [Labor Notes]

Grad students, Univ IL reach tentative contract agreement to end strike 2018-03-09 [Chicago Tribune]

Pension promises exploded over 30-yr period 2018-03-07 [Heartland Institute]

Univ IL graduate student workers strike to enter 2nd week as mediation effort fails 2018-03-05 [Chicgo Tribune]

University of Illinois Graduate Workers Strike 2018-03-03 [NPR]

YMCA childcare workers strike in Chicago 2018-03-02 [WGN]

Illinois union workers speak out against IL case at Supreme Court 2018-03-02 [KFVS]

Picketers' ranks growing as UI GEO's strike enters fourth day 2018-03-01 [The Post-Gazette]

Chicago area YMCA workers taking part in 1-day strike 2018-03-01 [ABC]

U Of I Graduate Workers Strike 2018-02-28 [NPR]

After talks break down, Univ Ill graduate workers set to strike Monday 2018-02-26 [News-Gazette]

Lincolnshire man sues village over use of tax dollars to lobby against labor unions 2018-02-23 [Chicago Tribune]

Local unions plan talk on Supreme Court's pending ruling on fair-share fees 2018-02-17 [News-Gazette]

Grassroots Democratic Congressional Challenger Pledges to Fight Trump Republicans War on Working Class 2018-02-16 [Daily Telescope]

Univ IL grad-student union threatens strike over bombshell on tuition waivers 2018-02-08 [News-Gazette]

Fire union disputes city contention 2018-02-06 [MyWebTimes]

Union-backed Democratic Congressman Rejects $15/hr Minimum Wage 2018-01-30 [intercept]

Democratic governor candidate Bob Daiber talks prevailing wage, right to work 2018-01-30 [Telegraph]

West Chicago High School teachers authorize strike 2018-01-27 [Daily Herald]

Catholic Bishops Back Labor Unions in Big Supreme Court Case 2018-01-25 [Millennial ]

Neo-Nazis Get Millions from Billionaires and Rightwing Politicians To Attack & Terrorize University Professors, Lecturers & Workers For more info 2018-01-25 [WW Radio]

Chicago will give hotel workers panic buttons to prevent sexual assault 2018-01-23 [Apolitical]

Ford Workers Accuse Auto Union of Ignoring Sexual Harassment in Chicago 2018-01-12 [NewsMax]

West Chicago District 94 teachers a step closer to going on strike 2018-01-11 [Daily Herald]

Union reps allege payroll problems in Harvey 2018-01-10 [The Tribune]

Chicago Teachers Union Calls for School Investments, Not Closures, in Letter to Mayor 2018-01-09 [WTTW]

Agreement Reached With Snow Plow, Garbage Truck Drivers’ Union 2018-01-08 [CBS]

Coal mining has a deep history in Southern Illinois 2018-01-08 [EDN]

Kolker sides with state labor in vacating Rauner's nullification of fair share 2018-01-03 [Madison Record]

The Local Fight To End Sexual Assault in Low-Wage Jobs 2018-01-03 [CityLab]

'We really feel betrayed': Former union boss calls out Donald Trump over Provider guarantees in op-ed 2018-01-01 [The Herald]

Some O'Hare restaurant workers walk off the job on peak travel day 2017-12-31 [Chicago Tribune]

Local judge overrules Rauner on union dues, but U.S. Supreme Court case could decide issue 2017-12-30 [Belleville News-Democrat]

Fire Union Files Complaint Over Staffing Cuts 2017-12-30 [Firehouse]

Ford apologises for sexual harassment in factories 2017-12-28 [CarAdvice]

Trade unions pitch in to construct 6-foot sphere for New Year’s Eve drop 2017-12-24 [The Journal-Star]

Illinois labor board to take up Local 773's unfair labor practice charge filed on behalf of ACHA workers 2017-12-23 [The Southern Times]

OHare restaurant workers walk off job in midst of holiday travel 2017-12-23 [ABC]

Restaurant Workers Strike At Chicago's O'Hare Airport 2017-12-23 [ME Public]

Sexual Misconduct Is Rampant At Ford's Chicago Plants, Say The Women Who Work There 2017-12-22 [Jalopnik]

How Tough Is It to Change a Culture of Harassment? Ask Women at Ford 2017-12-20 [NYTimes]

Adjunct faculty, Elmhurst College at odds over union vote 2017-12-13 [The Daily Herald]

Graduate Student and Non-Tenure Faculty Unions Stage Sit-in for Union Recognition 2017-12-12 [Loyola Phoenix]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]