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Why Chicago Teachers Support the Fight for a Higher Minimum Wage

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 10.23.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Why wouldn't teachers stand up to abusive corporations that reap windfall profits while providing poverty-level jobs for students and their families?

New Chicago Union Calls for $15 Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

John V. Santore | Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago
John V. Santore

While boisterous protests targeted Chicago-area Walmarts Friday, a new local union formed in mid-November coordinated a second wave of actions calling for an increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

A New Spring Trend for Shareholders: Corporate Accountability

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 06.24.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

GE's federal tax dodging has a significant impact on Chicago's neighborhoods

Time for a 99 Percent Tax Revolt

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 06.16.2012 | Chicago
Elizabeth Parisian

For the 99 percent of Americans who don't use lobbyists to bend the tax rules, Tax Day is a day for reflecting on why we pay taxes.

PHOTOS: Activists Disrupt Primary Day For Romney With 'Human Red Carpet'

The Huffington Post | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Chicago

Activists from Chicago representing working-class families and many unemployed city residents will roll out a "human red carpet" for GOP presidential ...

WATCH: Tea Party Rep Avoids The 99% In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A group of protesters from the Chicago area in Washington, D.C. for the "Take Back the Capitol" week of action paid a visit to U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh's o...

Local Occupiers Head To Nation's Capitol In Call For Jobs

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

Some 300 protesters affiliated with Occupy Chicago, Stand Up! Chicago and other groups departed early Monday for Washington, D.C. The protesters ar...

Lizzie Schiffman

PHOTOS: Seniors, Disabled Chicagoans, Veterans Join Massive March For Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 11.18.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans turned out by the thousands to participate in the local observation of a national "day of action," synchronizing Occupy movements across th...

Occupy Chicago Preps For Massive Thursday Rally

Posted 11.17.2011 | Chicago

Occupy Chicago demonstrators are planning on joining forces with Stand Up! Chicago Thursday to answer the call for an international "Jobs Not Cuts" Da...

CME Group, CBOE Tax Cuts Up For Debate In Springfield

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

A proposal introduced by Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D) Monday that drastically cuts state income taxes for CME Group and CBOE Holdings ...

Lizzie Schiffman

WATCH: Moms Bring Trash From Foreclosed Homes To Bank Of America

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

Five Chicago women were arrested at a downtown Chicago Bank of America branch Tuesday after they dumped bags of trash from foreclosed properties into ...

WATCH: Rahm Doesn't Agree With Occupy Movement's Solutions

Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

Speaking Monday at a panel kicking off Chicago Ideas Week at the Oriental Theatre, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the rapidly spreading Occupy W...