| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Not since the 1980s have there been so many efforts aimed at urging colleges and universities to divest from stocks and other holdings for political and social causes. The campaigns are diverse: Fossil fuels and their effect on climate change. Israel's...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:55 PM
Ford Motor's 5,000 hourly employees in the Chicago area are set to receive profit-sharing checks of about $6,900 each in March.
The final figure could vary, depending on the hours worked by each employee.
In 2013, workers at those plants received...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 9:22 AM
United Auto Workers members are scheduled to vote Sunday on a tentative four-year agreement reached with Navistar International last week.
About 1,500 workers in Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas have been working under an extended...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Ford Motor said it will move 300 to 500 workers, mostly in Chicago, into a higher pay grade to meet requirements under its labor agreement with the United Auto Workers union.
Wages for those workers will increase by about $9, to $28.50 per hour, Ford...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 11:53 AM
United Auto Workers members ratified a four-year labor agreement with Navistar International on Sunday that includes raises but keeps workers under a two-tier pay system.
"We value our partnership with the UAW," Bill Osborne, Navistar senior vice...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:45 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner has fired the first salvos in a campaign to turn Illinois into a right-to-work state. Like other right-to-work advocates, he bases his argument on claims that this will strengthen the state's economy and raise its standard of living....
| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Voters in District 23 this election year face a clear choice between a high-profile Democratic congresswoman who strenuously promotes Obamacare and a Republican challenger who warns that the new health care law will "destroy the American economy."...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 4:37 PM
En los años 30, en plena Gran Depresión, Diego Rivera tuvo una visión de Detroit.
El gran muralista mexicano vio un imperio automotriz, un proletariado que confiaba sería cada vez más organizado y fuerte (fue antes de la llegada del poderoso sindicato...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 10:42 AM
Labor notched some big wins last year in its efforts to beef up its ranks. Organizers vow to continue that push this year on signature items such as raising the minimum wage, but business groups are equally adamant about pushing back.
Also on the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Truck-and-engine maker Navistar International is set to resume contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers union on Thursday.
About 1,500 workers in Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas are covered by a 4-year contract that expired...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:58 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday warned opponent Bruce Rauner would gut education and other social services, while the Republican challenger charged that Quinn is in a group of Chicago machine politicians who have led the state “down a bad...