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Chicago Federation of Labor

PHOTOS: Thousands Attend Take Back Chicago Rally

The Huffington Post | Lizzie Schiffman, Jen Sabella & Joe Erbentraut | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

Frustrated teachers, unemployed college graduates and concerned citizens gathered in downtown Chicago Monday to "Take Back Chicago." The rally, which ...

WATCH: Rahm Has Big Plans For Casino Cash, Quinn Says Not So Fast

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

Though Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel again came out in favor of the city's first-ever casino and the revenue and jobs he said will accompany it Tuesday, ...

BEYOND BROKE: Garbage Pickup Only Every 10 Days?

Posted 10.01.2011 | Chicago

Trash removal costs a pretty penny for Chicago residents, so one alderman's idea to trim the city's budget allocation to the service should not come a...

Bring It On: Unions Want Competition With Private Sector, Say They Can Save $242 Million

Posted 09.25.2011 | Chicago

In response to layoffs threatened by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's labor leaders have made a set of proposals they believe will save the city hundreds...

Rahm Emanuel Sends 625 Layoff Notices As Union Showdown Continues

Posted 09.14.2011 | Chicago

The fears of many city workers were realized Friday as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced 625 layoffs after the Chicago Federation of Labor reported...

Backing Down From Standoff, Emanuel Proposes Union Changes

Posted 09.06.2011 | Chicago

Last week, it seemed a standoff between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago unions was about to go nuclear. In a gesture intended to appease union w...

Will Guzzardi

Showdown: Emanuel Threatens Layoffs If Unions Don't Agree To Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Known for a style that might politely be described as "no nonsense," Mayor Rahm Emanuel lived up to his reputation Wednesday, issuing an ul...

Chicago Wal-Mart: Unions Ask Aldermen To Delay Vote After Meeting

suntimes.com | WV Cycling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Union leaders urged their City Council allies on Tuesday to put off today's showdown vote on Wal-Mart's planned Chicago expansion after their unpreced...

Chicago Wal-Mart: Aldermen Delay Showdown After Unions Request More Time

suntimes.com | Deric Bownds' MindBlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The City Council's Zoning Committee put off a vote today on Wal-Mart's planned Chicago expansion, acting at the behest of labor leaders who want more ...

Chicago Wal-Mart Approved By City Council

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council unanimously approved the construction of a Wal-Mart super-center on the city's South Side, ending a six-year stalemate. Loca...

Wal-Mart Will Talk With Organized Labor About Community Benefits

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Wal-Mart has agreed to hold an unprecedented face-to-face meeting with organized labor in a last-ditch attempt to break the stalemate that has stalled...

Chicago Wal-Mart: Unions Reach Deal, Passage Expected

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At a press conference this morning, the Chicago Federation of Labor announced its support for a Wal-Mart superstore on the South Side, after reaching ...

Chicago Wal-Mart Vote Delayed Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The fate of a new Chicago Wal-Mart is still hanging in the balance, as the City Council's Zoning Committee once again postponed a vote on the project....

Chicago Wal-Mart: After Meeting With Executives, Union Leaders Still Opposed

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Federation of Labor said today it would ask its City Council allies to reject Chicago's second Wal-Mart after an unprecedented meeting bet...