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  • 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...
  • State union workers hold protest in Aurora about contract negotiations

    State union workers hold protest in Aurora about contract negotiations
    A group of state union workers protested in Aurora Wednesday to put the spotlight on contract negotiations with state leaders. The state's contract with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents some 30,000...
  • Cook County workers will get 10.75% raise over 5 years

    Cook County workers will get 10.75% raise over 5 years
    Cook County commissioners approved Wednesday two new contracts with government worker unions that include average pay increases of about 2.2 percent a year as the board prepares to put together a new budget that could result in a tax hike. About 2,650...
  • Cooper Union president resigning amid probe of its finances

    The president of The Cooper Union college announced his resignation on Wednesday amid infighting and a probe by the state attorney general into the management of its finances. Jamshed Bharucha said he will leave at the end of June after four years as...
  • 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...
  • Clinton, Democrats meeting labor leaders on 2016 bids

    Hillary Rodham Clinton and her Democratic presidential rivals are holding private meetings with labor leaders in hopes of landing union endorsements that would bring organizational muscle and money to their 2016 campaigns. Clinton and former Maryland...