Lear Corp. workers in Hammond will be able to earn up to $21.58 an hour under a tentative contract that eliminates a two-tier pay scale that locked newer workers into lower wages.
HAMMOND | Hundreds of workers demanding higher wages walked off the job Saturday at the Lear Corp. plant in Hammond that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that may affect a major Ford assembly plant in Chicago.
HAMMOND | A local union says its negotiations with Lear Corp. are "coming to a head," and a potential walk-out could result in a massive disruption for the local automotive industry.
VALPARAISO | President Barack Obama has appointed Valparaiso attorney Ann Kenis to a Presidential Emergency Board to arbitrate a transportation dispute in Philadelphia.
HARVEY | About 460 workers went on strike Monday at the Allied Tube and Conduit plant after company management proposed changes, including freezing pension benefits and increasing out-of-pocket expenses for health insurance.
PORTAGE | Workers have gone on strike at a steel service center in Portage.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Officials with the Teamsters union local that represents 13 employees of the Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District will meet Monday with Mayor David Gonzalez, who they perceive as a supporter of their ongoing labor dispute.
Members of Teamsters Local 705 picket Tuesday outside the Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District offices in Chicago Heights.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Members of Teamsters Local 705 who work at the Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District, 700 West End Ave., are on strike as of Monday afternoon.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | About a dozen Teamsters Local 705 members began pickets Monday at the Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District facility in frustration with the current negotiations for a new contract.
LANSING | Special education teachers are picketing outside local school board meetings after a stall in contract negotiations with the Illinois Education Association.
Teachers picket Sept. 18 outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago as a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union continued into its second week. The seven-day strike kept 350,000 students out of class.
Teachers picket Tuesday outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago as a strike by the Chicago Teachers Union continued into its second week. CTU members in the nation's third-largest city will vote Oct. 2 on their new contract.
CHICAGO | Seeking to capitalize on the momentum of the Chicago teachers strike, unions and allied parent and community groups promised Friday to launch a nationwide fight against government-led school reform efforts that they say are only making public education worse.
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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, right, tells reporters Sunday at a news conference outside the union's headquarters that the city's 25,000 public school teachers would walk the picket line Monday after final-day talks with the Chicago Board of Education failed to reach an agree…
CHICAGO | She's brash and blunt, the tough-talking union leader who has taken on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a bitter contract dispute regarded as a referendum on the future of the nation's third-largest school district.
A member of Roofers Local 26 gives a thumbs-up after a motorist honks his horn in support of the group striking against Gluth Brothers Roofing Co. Inc. while the company reroofs the Deep River Wood's Grist Mill in Hobart on Wednesday. The local, whose full name is United Union of Roofers, Wa…
Workers with Gluth Brothers work at the Deep River grist mill while the company reroofs the building in Hobart, Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
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