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  • Union objects to privatizing school nurses, substitutes

    The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers says students' health could be endangered if the district outsources school nurse services. At a news conference Wednesday, the union also criticized officials' plan to hire a private company to provide...
  • Village Board sends double message against prevailing wage law

    Village Board sends double message against prevailing wage law
    Going against the sentiments of about 40 trade union representatives and workers, the Oak Brook Village Board voted June 9 against adopting the state's prevailing wage standards and approved a resolution in support of the state repealing the prevailing...
  • Edwards picks up first labor nod

    Edwards picks up first labor nod
    A Washington-based union with members in suburban Maryland endorsed Rep. Donna F. Edwards' campaign for Senate on Wednesday, becoming the first labor group to back the Prince George's County lawmaker's bid. "She has walked picket lines with our...
  • Middletown School Board Extends Sodexo Contract Despite Union Objections

    Middletown School Board Extends Sodexo Contract Despite Union Objections
    MIDDLETOWN — The board of education on Tuesday night extended the contract of facilities management company Sodexo for the 2015-16 school year, despite objections from both the union representing facilities staff and Republican board members. Those...
  • Emanuel names new City Colleges board members

    Emanuel names new City Colleges board members
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named four new members of the board of the City Colleges of Chicago, including an official from a labor union that supported his re-election bid. Among the four new members of the board that oversees the seven-campus junior...
  • Postal workers urge FTC to reject Staples-Office Depot merger

    Postal workers urge FTC to reject Staples-Office Depot merger
    The American Postal Workers Union on Tuesday filed an objection with the Federal Trade Commission to the proposed merger of office superstores Staples and Office Depot. The $6.3 billion merger, which was announced Feb. 3, would result in one national...
  • Chicago Teachers Union marches in Loop, slams CPS as 'broke on purpose'

    Chicago Teachers Union marches in Loop, slams CPS as 'broke on purpose'
    Thousands of Chicago Teachers Union members and their supporters blocked a downtown stretch of LaSalle Street early Tuesday evening, staging a show of force amid an intensifying contract battle. "You have to remember that what you're fighting for is not...
  • 500 in-home services workers rally to be part of minimum wage boost

    500 in-home services workers rally to be part of minimum wage boost
    Stepping up their push to be included in a potential boost in the minimum wage under consideration by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, about 500 in-home care workers rallied outside board headquarters on Tuesday. Wearing their cause's...
  • Chicago teachers rally and march for 'fair contract'

    Hundreds of Chicago Public School teachers marched along downtown streets demanding a "fair contract" after hearing their leadership demand new revenue sources to fund it. The contract between the teachers and the school district expires June 30. That...
  • Chicago Teachers Union marches in Loop, demands 'Fair contract now'

    Thousands of Chicago public school teachers and their backers marched down LaSalle Street early Tuesday evening, chanting "Fair contract now" after hearing speeches from union leaders. "I hope the city of Chicago is used to seeing this sea of red,"...
  • Union protesters disrupt Rauner stop in southern Illinois

    Union protesters disrupt Rauner stop in southern Illinois
    A southern Illinois speech meant to build public support for Gov. Bruce Rauner's legislative agenda amid a budget impasse with majority Democratic lawmakers instead turned into a test of the first-term Republican's ability to stay on message, as he...