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by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 22, 2017

Labor's Buying a Paper

The word on the streets in the Windy City is that the infamous Chicago Sun-Times is looking for a new owner - and all the unions in Chicago through the Federation of Labor are putting in a bid. Other...

by Workers Indepen... | on Oct 11, 2016

Atrike Sverted

A strike by 28,000 Chicago teachers was narrowly averted Monday evening when the Chicago Teachers Union reached a tentative agreement with the school district only minutes before their midnight...

by Brian Young | on May 31, 2016

Wall St Billionaire destroying Illinois

For the last 17 months, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has battled with unions and the legislature.  Those battles have led to numerous court cases and 17 months without a state budget. ...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 01, 2016

This is what democracy looks like

Imagine being a teacher in Chicago. Forget that it is cold and rainy, the Chicago Bears suck and some of the neighborhoods are rough; as a overworkerd Chicago educator you have been working without a...

by Workers Indepen... | on Mar 31, 2016

Chicago Teachers to Strike

On Friday the Chicago Teachers Union will strike in a day of action that will see solidarity events throughout the city. CTU is demanding full funding for schools, an elected school board and...

WeatherTech: "Resources" Big Game Commercial 2016
by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 08, 2016

A Super Bowl Ad to be proud of

Super Bowl 50 was entertaining. On the field it depends on who you ask, but off the field – well it lived up to expectations.  USA Today reports that on average companies spend up to $5...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 29, 2016

Collective bargaining works

Every now and then a tiny little blogger will put something out that really catches our eye here at UCOMM. I found this on twitter and it's interesting because it offers perspective from the old...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 14, 2012

Chi-Town! The Chicago Teachers Strike is big news

Chi-Town! The Chicago Teachers Strike is big news - and God Bless them for standing up not only for themselves and the students - but for all public employees who are sick of getting the shaft. But...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 22, 2012

Boycott Hyatt!

Housekeepers at Hyatt hotels launched a global boycott of the hotel chain and a campaign to crown Hyatt the worst hotel employer in America.There are many reasons why Hyatt could be considered the...