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Today's news - Illinois

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]

 VIDEO 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]

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

 VIDEO 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]

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

 VIDEO 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]

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

Gov. Rauner vetoes taxpayer accountability bill 2017-08-19 [AFSCME Council 31]

 VIDEO Buona Beef partners charged in clash with labor protesters 2017-08-18 [Crain's]

Unic Chicago Graduate Students may Vote on Union this Fall 2017-08-17 [Chicago Maroon]

How union stakes in ailing papers like the Chicago Sun-Times may keep them alive 2017-08-17 [The Conversation ]

Federal judge orders Advocate Health Care to recognize IL Nurses Assn 2017-08-15 [Modern Healthcare]

MCHS program Sept 10: Steel and Solidarity in Granite City 2017-08-13 [Telegraph]

Court orders Advocate to recognize nurses union 2017-08-12 [Crain's]

Univ Chicago grad students get green light to hold election to vote on union 2017-08-11 [Hyde Park Herald]

Rahm Emanuel Chicago Public Schools layoffs reveal his racist duplicity 2017-08-09 [Mike Klonsky]

 VIDEO Nearly 2,000 mechanics strike at Chicago-area car dealerships 2017-08-04 [ABC]

Show Your Support for IAM Chicago-area Striking Auto Mechanics 2017-08-04 [IAM]

Ruling bars pension boost to substitute teacher for a day 2017-07-29 [Times]

This month in labour history

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]

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]