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  • On a mission to galvanize teachers and parents

    Lily Eskelsen Garcia has a history that reads like a made-for-TV movie: She began her education career making salads in a school cafeteria and was nudged toward college by a kindergarten teacher who liked the way the 18-year-old related to young...
  • Karen Lewis inches closer to challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    Karen Lewis inches closer to challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    The gathering at the Beverly Woods Banquet Hall on Tuesday night had the feel of a campaign event: a jam-packed room, drinks flowing, soul music blaring and a raucous crowd cheering. There was only one thing missing from the event, dubbed “A...
  • Future Of Obamacare Enrollment Assistance Still Being Determined

    Eva Bermudez was one of nearly 300 people tasked with helping the uninsured get covered as Obamacare rolled out last fall. Her job might have seemed easy compared to those of her counterparts. An organizer with the union CSEA SEIU Local 2001, Bermudez...
  • Contract talks falter between Food 4 Less, union

    Contract talks falter between Food 4 Less, union
    Contract negotiations between Food 4 Less and the United Food and Commercial Workers union are sputtering, a union representative said, increasing the likelihood that thousands of grocery workers will strike soon. Food 4 Less, owned by Kroger Co., is...
  • Zimbabwe's opposition leader hints at anti-Mugabe protests

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday said his party could roll out protests against President Robert Mugabe's government over its inability to improve a flagging economy. Tsvangirai has led the Movement for...
  • Prayers for Atlantic City as closings, layoffs loom

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Members of the clergy locked arms as they led a march of about 400 Unite Here Local 54 members in "a prayer vigil for Atlantic City's service economy" on Wednesday night. "This is union territory," the casino workers chanted as they...
  • Hostess Twinkie plant in Schiller Park closes after 84 years

    Hostess Twinkie plant in Schiller Park closes after 84 years
    Hostess Brands said Wednesday it will close its Schiller Park bakery, where Twinkies and other iconic sweets have been produced for 84 years, affecting about 400 employees. Union officials said they were notified of the closure on the same day they were...
  • Presidents of Russia, Ukraine to meet in Belarus as fighting rages

    Presidents of Russia, Ukraine to meet in Belarus as fighting rages
    The presidents of Russia and Ukraine will meet next week in Minsk, the capital of neighboring Belarus, to discuss the combat consuming eastern Ukraine and Kiev's diplomatic turn toward the European Union that sparked the conflict. Russian President...
  • Petrobras worker dies from burns in refinery explosion

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A worker severely burned in an accident at a Petrobras refinery in the Brazilian city of Manaus died of his injuries on Wednesday, union officials representing workers at the company said. The Brazilian union for petroleum...
  • Boynton police could finalize contract, get raises

    Boynton police could finalize contract, get raises
    A final contract could be on the way for Boynton Beach's union police officers. On Tuesday, the City Commission unanimously approved the police union's collective bargaining agreement for detectives and officers. As part of the new contract, officers...
  • 'Survivor' editors walk off the job in labor dispute

    'Survivor' editors walk off the job in labor dispute
    The post-production crew of "Survivor" has halted work on the hit reality TV series because of a labor dispute. The Motion Picture Editors Guild said Wednesday that about two dozen Santa Monica-based post-production workers "voted themselves off the...