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Three Years Ago, These Chicago Workers Took Over a Window Factory. Today, They're Thriving.

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.09.2016 | Business
Sarah van Gelder

The New Era Windows Cooperative has been in operation since 2013. It hasn't been easy, but the worker-owners have learned together how to operate their own business.

The Feminine Mystique and Women's Equality -- 50 Years Later

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.20.2013 | Home
Peter Dreier

Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique -- published 50 years ago this week -- catalyzed the modern feminist movement and catapulted its author into becoming an influential and controversial public figure.

Union Protests Morgan Stanley's Role in Advocating Social Security Cuts

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

One might ask, why did union members protest outside of a big bank's office when it is the President's commission that is proposing to cut Social Security?

Will House Dems Oppose a Jobless War Supplemental?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The war supplemental for Afghanistan is expected to come back from the Senate to the House next week, without any kind of timetable for military withdrawal, and without money to save teachers' jobs.

Worker Uprising Against Wells Fargo Spreads After Major Victory To Keep Factories Open

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

The victory of Hartmarx workers yesterday represents a major triumph in the growing trend of factory sit ins.

Republic Workers Calmed Racial Tensions Before Sit-In

Chicago Public Radio | Chip Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A sit-in by laid-off employees of a Chicago window company this month sparked international attention. Republic Windows and Doors had closed with only...