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Today's news - Illinois

District 308 notifies teachers of layoffs, citing budget, enrollment 2017-03-08 [Aurora Beacon-News]

Case renews right-wing attack on unions 2017-06-19 [Canton Daily Ledger]

Chicago: 1000 Teachers at 32 Charter Schools Vote to Join the Chicago Teachers Union 2017-06-18 [Diane Ravitch]

Union group offers details of potential bid for Chicago Sun-Times 2017-06-17 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Chicago inspector general offers blueprint to reduce collective bargaining payouts 2017-06-14 [IL News Network]

Charter School Educators Just Voted to Join the Most Militant Teachers’ Union in the Country 2017-06-13 [In These Times]

Student workers at the University of Chicago’s library vote to unionize 2017-06-12 [Inside Higher Ed]

Univ Chicago Student Library Employees Vote to Unionize 2017-06-10 [Chicago Maroon]

In Uber era, Chicago’s taxicab industry disappearing, study finds 2017-06-06 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Unite Here Local 1 Chicago workers create ringtone to curb immigrant deportation 2017-06-06 [KWQC]

Springfield Proposes Jobs Initiative to Combat Violence 2017-06-06 [AP]

Charter school teachers to vote on proposal to merge with Chicago Teachers Union 2017-06-05 [Chicago Tribune]

Rauner vetoes prohibition on private prison health workers 2017-06-04 [SJR]

Lawmakers pass workers compensation measures 2017-05-28 [News&Observer]

First charter school teachers' strike averted 2017-05-28 [In These Times]

Thousands of protesters brand McDonald's the 'Trump of corporations' 2017-05-27 [The Guardian]

Univ Chicago College Council Votes to Support Unionization Vote 2017-05-27 [Chicago Maroon]

Senate approves workers’ comp changes 2017-05-27 [SJR]

Debs to Be Recognized With Marker at Woodstock Sheriff House 2017-05-25 [Woodstock Independent]

McDonald’s Workers Take 'Fight for $15' to Shareholders 2017-05-25 [teleSUR]

Thousands of protesters brand McDonald's the 'Trump of corporations' 2017-05-24 [Guardian USA]

Farmers seek help to protect immigrant workers under Trump 2017-05-22 [Southern Illinoisan]

SB 1905 designed to ban local RTW 2017-05-21 [IL Policy]

Chicago North Side charter school teachers set strike date 2017-05-20 [Chicago Tribune]

Unfair Labor Practice Strike Thursday By Security, Fire and Safety Officers at Navy Pier 2017-05-18 [Teamsters Local 727]

Political cowardice on workers compensation is destroying blue-collar jobs 2017-05-17 [IL Policy]

Cook County Jail in Chicago goes on lockdown after 200 workers absent on Mother's Day 2017-05-15 [Cleveland]

Univ of Chicago student workers file petitions to unionize 2017-05-11 [Hyde Park Herald]

Two Student Groups File for Unionization 2017-05-09 [Chicago Maroon]

Univ of Chicago Student Library Workers Formally Announce Plans to Unionize 2017-05-09 [Chicago Maroon]

Univ Illinois Springfield labor talks to resume Sunday as final exams loom 2017-05-07 [SJR]

District 214 teachers join larger union 2017-05-05 [Daily Herald]

Thousands expected in Chicago for May Day rallies, marches 2017-05-01 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Four Whiting refinery workers hurt in power distribution center incident, BP says 2017-04-30 [Chicago Tribune]

Union asks state to halt rebranding of Chicago airport cops as security 2017-04-27 [Chicago Tribune]

Community Groups Call for Labor Stoppage on May Day 2017-04-22 [Lawndale News]

While Rauner picks at workers' comp, 2 grand bargains fade 2017-04-20 [Chicago Tribune]

Stakes are high for workers, businesses as minimum wage hike is considered 2017-04-16 [Chicago Tribune]

Richmond Baking labor complaints dismissed 2017-04-13 [Pal-Item]

Last stand for union prison nurses jobs 2017-04-12 [Pantagraph]

Theology Department Excluded from Loyola Faculty Union Ruling 2017-04-06 [Loyola Phoenix]

Chicago Teachers Union won’t strike on May 1 but might if CPS imposes more furloughs 2017-04-06 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Supreme Court denies Rauner's request to expedite AFSCME appeal 2017-04-05 [IL News Ntwk]

The War On Labor, Union Solidarity And Lessons From Our Past For more info 2017-04-03 [LVP]

Education Workers At University Of Ilinois Urbana/Champaign Speak Out For Worker Rights And Against Union Busting For more info 2017-03-30 [LVP]

A simple workers comp fix could save lives 2017-03-24 [IL Policiy]

Rauner seeks to replace prison tower guards with cameras 2017-03-23 [Albany Times Union]

Hundreds of unionized nurses get layoff notification 2017-03-23 [illinoishomepage]

Fair share fees lawsuit tossed; plaintiffs say 'desired result,' allowing appeal to SCOTUS 2017-03-22 [Cook Cty Record]

124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices 2017-03-22 [SJR]

This month in labour history

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]