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Lear contract would raise pay up to $21.58 an hour

Lear contract would raise pay up to $21.58 an hour

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.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

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.

September 13, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Lear, UAW contract talks 'coming to a head'

Lear, UAW contract talks 'coming to a head'

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. 

September 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valparaiso attorney appointed to Presidential Emergency Board

VALPARAISO | President Barack Obama has appointed Valparaiso attorney Ann Kenis to a Presidential Emergency Board to arbitrate a transportation dispute in Philadelphia. 

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

Allied Tube and Conduit workers go on strike

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.

May 01, 2014 12:30 pm
Steel center workers striking in Portage

Steel center workers striking in Portage

PORTAGE | Workers have gone on strike at a steel service center in Portage.

February 12, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Teamsters confront Thorn Creek Basin officials over labor dispute

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.

March 15, 2013 10:30 pm
Teamsters Local 705 on strike

Teamsters Local 705 on strike

Members of Teamsters Local 705 picket Tuesday outside the Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District offices in Chicago Heights.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am
Teamsters Local 705 on strike at sanitary district

Teamsters Local 705 on strike at sanitary district

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.

March 12, 2013 5:08 pm

Teamsters begin picket at Thorn Creek Basin facility

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.

March 11, 2013 7:15 pm

ECHO pickets school boards over contract dispute

LANSING | Special education teachers are picketing outside local school board meetings after a stall in contract negotiations with the Illinois Education Association.

February 21, 2013 12:01 pm
Chicago strike likely to affect other Ill. schools

Chicago strike likely to affect other Ill. schools

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.

September 22, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago strike likely to affect other Ill. schools

Chicago strike likely to affect other Ill. schools

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.

September 22, 2012 12:00 am
Teachers unions to fight 'top-down' school reform

Teachers unions to fight 'top-down' school reform

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.

September 22, 2012 12:00 am
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September 13, 2012 12:00 am
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September 13, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago Teachers Union president is brash advocate

Chicago Teachers Union president is brash advocate

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…

September 13, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago teachers union president is brash advocate

Chicago teachers union president is brash advocate

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.

September 12, 2012 8:15 pm Photos

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Roofers strike

Roofers strike

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…

June 14, 2012 11:00 pm
Roofers strike

Roofers strike

Workers with Gluth Brothers work at the Deep River grist mill while the company reroofs the building in Hobart, Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

June 14, 2012 3:59 pm
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