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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]

Rockford IL School Employees Return To Work - For Now 2017-03-20 [WIN]

Rauner Takes AFSCME Union Fight to Illinois Supreme Court 2017-03-19 [WJBD]

Lindbom teachers are taking action 2017-03-17 [Chicago Teachers Union]

Strike, Day 2: Teachers union objects to staff filling in for striking workers 2017-03-17 [RRStar]

UPDATE: Three day strike begins for Rockford Public Schools employees 2017-03-17 [23WIFR]

900 Strike Rockford Schools Over Starvation Wages 2017-03-16 [WIN]

Rockford Public Schools strike: What parents need to know 2017-03-14 [RRStar]

Labor Experts Unsure of Future if Illinois Workers Strike 2017-03-11 [US News and World Report]

If state workers strike, can scabs become permanent? 2017-03-11 [SJR]

Union membership last year matches historic low 2017-03-11 [My WebTimes]

Chicago Teachers Union Considers One Day Strike 2017-03-09 [WBEZ]

Chicago Teachers May Launch Nation’s Largest Charter School Union 2017-03-07 [Am Prospect]

Union membership last year matches historic low 2017-03-06 [Sauk Valley]

Illinois needs a People's Agenda, not another 'bad bargain' 2017-03-04 [Chicago Teachers Union]

Noble charter school teachers take a step toward forming a union 2017-03-04 [Chicago Tribune]

Nearly a year after layoffs, former Oreo plant workers struggle to find their way 2017-03-04 [Chicago Tribune]

Rauner looks for scabs amid strike threat 2017-03-01 [Chicago Tribune]

81% Of AFSCME Illinois Members Authorize Strike 2017-02-28 [WIN]

Rauner Crushes Prospect of Further Union Negotiations 2017-02-25 [WTTW]

AFSCME members authorize leaders to call strike 2017-02-24 [Journal Star]

AFSCME members vote to authorize strike 2017-02-24 [Our Quad Cities]

State Labor Relations Board files complaint against Lee County 2017-02-15 [Sauk Valley]

States pursuing plans to help workers save for retirement 2017-02-15 [USAToday]

Loyola becomes latest campus to join grad student labor movement 2017-02-10 [Ed Dive]

30,000 AFSCME Workers Take Strike Vote 2017-01-31 [WIN]

Rauner administration warns potential AFSCME strike is reckless 2017-01-31 [Chicago Sun Times]

Morning Spin: Strike vote by big Illinois worker union starts Monday 2017-01-30 [Morning Spin]

University workers continue picketing, union negotiations resume Feb. 1 2017-01-29 [The Daily Illini]

Editorial: Workers’ comp reforms must be fair to workers 2017-01-24 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Teaching during a Trump presidency 2017-01-23 [Chicago Teachers Union]

I teach because it matters 2017-01-23 [Chicago Teachers Union]

Local Democrats take a stand against unfair labor standards: The fight also calls for better health care and women's rights 2017-01-21 [Our Quad Cities]

DOJ demands Chicago renegotiate 'defective' police contracts which protect violation of civil rights 2017-01-19 [In These Times]

What’s Behind State Workers’ Potential Strike? 2017-01-17 [WTTW]

AFSCME members to vote on strike authorization 2017-01-14 [Albany Times Union]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]