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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]

Memorial to Mother Jones at Route 66 2017-12-11 [Irish Examiner]

Pritzker brings pro-union message to Galesburg 2017-12-11 [The Register-Mail]

O’Hare restaurant workers vote to strike, but timing of a walkout is unclear 2017-12-08 [The Tribune]

Strike at Columbia College Chicago Spotlights Problems for Part-Time Faculty 2017-12-05 [Hperallergic]

Graduate, Library Unions Face Uncertain Fate at Trump NLRB 2017-12-05 [Chicago Maroon]

Workers At Intermodal Rail Company Vote To Join Teamsters Local 710 2017-12-05 [Teamsters]

Teamsters 'March On The Boss' To Demand XPO Logistics Start Contract Talks 2017-12-01 [Teamsters]

IFT/CTU: Students win when teachers are supported 2017-12-01 [Chicago Tribune]

Chicago bakery loses 800 workers after immigration raid 2017-11-29 [WGN]

Chicago First Student Bus Drivers Vote Overwhelmingly to Join Teamsters 2017-11-29 [Teamsters]

Chicago immigration raid leaves bakery scrambling to rehire after 800 workers lost 2017-11-29 [Chicago Tribune]

Columbia College part-time faculty set to strike this week over wages, benefits 2017-11-28 [The Tribune]

State workers rally with hopes of getting back to bargaining table 2017-11-27 [BND]

Strike nears third week at Pecatonica food processing plant 2017-11-25 [The Star]

Report: Multiple DCFS workers in Illinois attacked 2017-11-24 [ABC]

Report says multiple DCFS workers attacked 2017-11-23 [Seattle Times]

Union workers protest for fair contract 2017-11-22 [Rochelle News-Leader]

NIU employees protesting, fight for new contract 2017-11-21 [WREX]

Fledgling Unions Continue Fight for Status, Benefits 2017-11-21 [The Maroon]

Union Members March On Campus, Escalate Wage Battle With Northern IL Univ 2017-11-21 [NPR]

Staffing same at Dept Labor but funding has plummeted 2017-11-21 [Canton Daily Ledger]

DCFS workers face violence on the job 2017-11-20 [Chicago Tribune]

State union workers protect the vulnerable 2017-11-19 [The News-Optimist]

Publican O’Hare Workers Walk Out In Labor Dispute 2017-11-18 [Eater]

Second City Has Been a Comedy Mecca for Decades. Now Its Workers Are Voting to Form a Union. 2017-11-16 [In These Times]

Bay Valley Foods employees continue strike 2017-11-16 [WIFR]

Second City service staff to hold union election 2017-11-14 [People's World]

Hotel Workers Union Celebrates Anti-Harassment Ordinance 2017-11-14 [CBS]

Nearly 100 Bay Valley Foods employees strike against contract negotiations 2017-11-13 [WIFR]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]