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UAW workers in Indiana approve Lear Corp. contract

HAMMOND | Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats approved an agreement Sunday that will end a two-tiered pay system that left some workers earning much less than others.

September 21, 2014 11:15 pm

Chicago teachers vote to return to classroom

CHICAGO | Teachers agreed Tuesday to return to the classroom after more than a week on the picket lines in Chicago, ending a combative stalemate with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over evaluations and job security, two issues at the heart of efforts to reform the nation's public schools.

September 18, 2012 5:46 pm
Chicago teachers to again consider ending strike

Chicago teachers to again consider ending strike

CHICAGO | An angry Mayor Rahm Emanuel's appeal to the courts to end a six-day teachers strike in the nation's third largest city set off a new round of recriminations Monday, but did little to end a walkout that has left parents scrambling and kept 350,000 students out of class.

September 17, 2012 6:15 pm Related
Chicago mayor: Court must end teachers' strike

Chicago mayor: Court must end teachers' strike

Smaller, more subdued groups of teachers picket Monday outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago as a strike by Chicago Teachers Union members heads into its second week.

September 17, 2012 1:09 pm

Parents support Chicago teachers but for how long?

CHICAGO | As Chicago teachers walked the picket lines for a second day, they were joined by many of the very people who are most inconvenienced by their strike: the parents who must now scramble to find a place for children to pass the time or for babysitters.

September 11, 2012 5:27 pm

GUEST EDITORIALS: Schock making a worthwhile suggestion

"Ab-solutely Schocking! Rep. Aaron Schock focuses on the important issue of the day: his abs," screamed a headline Monday on the political website The Daily Caller.

May 21, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Real reform is welcome relief in Illinois

It's so refreshing to see the education reform bill that was approved by the Illinois Senate recently and soon will be taken up by the House.

April 30, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: School reform shouldn't be quick process

No one in Illinois would argue that there's not ample room for improving education in the state's public schools.

December 25, 2010 12:00 am

Rioters rampage, protesters block French airports

PARIS | Workers opposed to a higher retirement age blocked roads to airports around France on Wednesday, leaving passengers in Paris dragging suitcases on foot along an emergency breakdown lane.

October 20, 2010 4:56 pm

French strikes hit airlines, trucking, gas pumps

PARIS | Airlines flying into France were ordered to slash schedules — and to bring enough fuel for the trip out. Gas stations ran short or dry, while truckers jammed highway traffic Monday by driving at a snail's pace, a tactic known in French as "operation escargot."

October 18, 2010 3:36 pm
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