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Chicago Labor Unions

Teachers Don't Like Bullies

Matt Farmer | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

A couple of voices from Mayor Emanuel's "education reform" choir are up in arms because some public schools teachers are now talking seriously about the possibility of a teachers' strike in Chicago later this summer.

WATCH: Chicago Labor Leader Re-Hired For One Day Nets $158K Pension

Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

Chicago, a city notorious for political corruption, now has one more scandal to add to its list. Thanks to a change in the city’s pension code p...

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...

Will Guzzardi

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

WATCH: Union Leader Calls Rahm A 'Judas' As City Workers Cry Foul

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This week, a scathing report by the Civic Federation made it abundantly clear that pensions in the Chicagoland area are grossly underfunded, and that ...

Union Leaders Bail On Meeting With Daley

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley dragged himself out of a sick bed today to try and stave off 1,100 layoffs, but he never got the chance to deliver his personal plea to or...

Duncan Should Stay. But He Has to Go.

Alexander Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alexander Russo

Should Chicago schools superintendent Arne Duncan go to Washington if he's asked to head the U.S. Department of Education, or should he stay in town?

Daley Reaches Agreement With Unions That Could Decrease Lay Offs

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley and organized labor have reached an agreement that could dramatically reduce the 929 layoffs needed to solve Chicago's worst budget crisis...

Obama Win Emboldens Unions

Crain's Chicago Business | Mike Colias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Unions are planning aggressive organizing drives at Chicago-area hospitals in the wake of Tuesday's election of Barack Obama, a close ally of organize...