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Today's news - Illinois

Local 150 union workers set to protest Algonquin Township highway commissioner 2018-11-14 [NWHerald]

As reform gains traction, Chicago police union pushes back 2018-11-06 [Chicago Tribune]

It was just a huge boom. The house shook: Chicago Metra worker dies, another badly hurt during Northwest Side explosion 2018-11-04 [Chicago Tribune]

Chicago could see first charter school teachers' struke 2018-11-03 [NY Magazine]

Teachers at four more Chicago charter schools join strike threat 2018-11-03 [Sun-Times]

UAW Local offering free rides to polling places in Winnebago and Boone County 2018-11-02 [MyStateline]

UChicago won't recognize grad student union...so members walk out of class 2018-10-30 [Campus Reform]

IUOE Local 150 wants Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser held in contempt of court 2018-10-28 [NWHerald]

Jackson County employees refuse to back down 2018-10-27 [AFSCME Council 31]

Court rules against Rauner in AFSCME contract dispute 2018-10-25 [Island Packet]

AFL-CIO launches “massive” digital ad buy 2018-10-20 [Capitol Fax]

Geneva school board, union continue contract negotiations 2018-10-20 [Daily Herald]

Teamsters hoping for a save to keep union pensions from failing 2018-10-18 [Our Quad Cities]

Top US opera company reaches deal with striking musicians 2018-10-17 [The Post]

Protests continue at McDonald’s headquarters in West Loop 2018-10-16 [The DePaulia]

Lyric Opera of Chicago musicians ratify new contract less than week after strike 2018-10-15 [ABC]

Treasure Island sued again by fired workers; attorneys seek class-action status 2018-10-14 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Lyric Opera says it has reached labor deal with musicians union 2018-10-14 [Chicago Tribune]

Chicago Teamsters Mull Strike at UPS 2018-10-13 [Labor Notes]

Lyric Opera of Chicago Forced to Cancel Performances Amid Contract Dispute with Labor Union Representing Orchestra 2018-10-11 [Opera News]

Chinatown job agency accused of exploiting Latino workers to shut down 2018-10-11 [Chicago Sun-Times]

As Treasure Island closes stores, workers demand pay, threaten legal action 2018-10-10 [Chicago Sun-Times]

This Union Has A Radical Plan To Save Itself: Get To Know Its Members Again 2018-10-04 [Huffington Post]

Striking Chicago hotel workers are getting new contracts and year-round health insurance 2018-10-04 [Think Progress]

Comptroller Susana Mendoza demands Rauner to stop violating court order by holding back pay 2018-10-04 [NBC]

Rauner Seeks Delay On Plan To Pay Union Step Increases 2018-10-04 [CBS]

Union for East Aurora teachers, support and office staff draws closer to strike 2018-10-03 [Beacon-News]

“Right to work zones” struck down again 2018-10-03 [Capitol Fax]

Ambassador Hotel strike ends after workers ratify contract 2018-10-03 [Crain's Chicago Biz]

Chicago Liberty Justice Center to appeal local right-to-work case to U.S. Supreme Court 2018-10-02 [DLN]

Rauner’s Toyota claim a misleading, false promise 2018-10-02 [WJBC]

List of striking hotels remains at 10; Hyatt calls union uncooperative 2018-10-02 [Chicago Tribune]

Fast food workers to strike for union rights in Detroit, Flint 2018-10-02 [Crain's Detroit Biz]

Hotel workers rally outside downtown Hyatt Regency 2018-10-02 [Chicago Sun-Times]

More Hotel Workers End Strike, Ratify New Contract 2018-10-01 [NBC]

Hilton workers approve new deal as strike continues at 11 more hotels 2018-09-30 [Chicago Sun-Times]

7th Circuit says local RTW laws invalid, creating split 2018-09-29 [Reuters]

Workers at Hotel Allegro, Hotel Palomar reach agreement to end strike 2018-09-25 [WLS Chicago]

More Than A Dozen Chicago Hotel Workers On Strike For Third Week 2018-09-24 [2 CBS Chicago]

Chicago: Kimpton hotel workers ratify contract, leaving 17 hotels where workers are still on strike 2018-09-25 [Chicago Tribune]

Striking workers approve new contract with two more hotels 2018-09-23 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Building Bridges: #MeToo: McDonald’s Workers Strike to End Sexual Harassment For more info 2018-09-22 [WBAI Radio]

Workers ratify new contract with 7 downtown hotels; strike drags on at 19 more 2018-09-21 [Chicago Sun-Times]

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]

This month in labour history

1-11-1962 Strike at New York Daily News by the Newspaper Guild precedes a larger strike at multiple newspapers [more]

1-11-1918 Scab driver crashes a NYC subway train during labour dispute: 97 die, 255 injured. [more]

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

3-11-1921 Striking milk truck drivers in New York City dump thousands of gallons of milk on the streets. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

11-11-1831 Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner is hanged for his role leading a slave revolt 3 months earlier in Virginia. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

13-11-1974 Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers union activist Karen Silkwood dies in suspicious car crash while driving documents to a reporter. [more]

14-11-1938 Foundation of the National Federation of Telephone Workers (later Communications Workers of America) in New Orleans. [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

20-11-1896 Rose Pesotta born. Anarchist labour activist & only woman on board of Intl Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile workers strike. [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]