December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Randi Weingarten Shares Personal Story of Sexual Assault

... epidemic of sexual assault around the country, and can commit to pushing for those commitments at the rank-and-file level, it could be greatly strengthen the movement against sexual assault while expanding the purview of the American labor movement.

December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Why McDonald's in Japan is only serving small fries

Tokyo and Los Angeles — McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) Ltd has embarked on the emergency measure of only offering small-sized french fries to customers as a protracted labor dispute at U.S. West Coast ports has contributed to long delays in imports ...

December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Govt, unions, business OK wage hikes in spring

The written agreement will be a baseline for employers and labor unions in the shunto negotiations. The three groups of participants agreed that increases in companies' earnings need to result in wage increases next spring and capital investment to ...

December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Lawsuit leaves horse tracks facing bankruptcy, attorney says

Facing a $78 million lawsuit judgment for involvement in an extortion scandal involving former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Illinois' only two pari-mutuel standardbred tracks are prepared to file for bankruptcy to continue operations in 2015, their attorney ...

December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Chicago Labor Seeks to Nix Pension Fix on Heels of State

“We must defend this law to protect the future of our workers, retirees and taxpayers.” The city's pension funding deficit stood at $19.2 billion at the end of 2013. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 is one of ...

December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

March From Police HQ to City Hall Backs Reparations for Burge Victims

She also called on Ald. Edward Burke (14th), chairman of the council's Finance Committee, to hold a hearing on the proposal next month, before February's municipal election, and for the full council to approve it. Biondi claimed the support of 27 of ...

December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Investigator for City Council IG faces ethics questions

He has convinced some good-government types that he's on the side of the angels — even as no less an old-school power politician than Ald. Edward Burke (14th) delivered him from having his operation absorbed by Ferguson's office. The council obviously ...

December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Free CTA rides for New Year's Eve

... to continue the tradition of providing CTA customers a free, convenient transportation alternative to driving on New Year's Eve, and we thank MillerCoors for agreeing to extend its sponsorship of this important program," CTA President Forest ...

December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Seven candidates file for West Chicago City Council

WEST CHICAGO – Petition filing for the April 7, 2015, consolidated general election opened Monday morning with multiple candidates submitting paperwork to run for West Chicago City Council. As of Tuesday afternoon, seven candidates have filed for open ...

December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is being sued over pension changes

But Rahm argues it is constitutional and vital to saving their pensions. A couple of years ago he was confident enough about it that he said, “People are not happy with the status quo and they're not too excited about change either. So ya got 'em right ...

December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

City of Chicago releases youth violence report

City of Chicago releases youth violence report. More than 100 religious leaders, parents, youth and city staff are behind the 28 recommendations the City of Chicago released on Tuesday to address youth violence. Embed. <iframe width="476" height="270" ...

December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM


The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, bestows this prestigious recognition to top Illinois high school students annually. This year ...

December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

CPS has a new inspector general

While working at Winston and Strawn, he took notice of David Hoffman's apppointment to city inspector general by then-Mayor Richard M. Daley. “I was kind of thunderstruck when they appointed David Hoffman,” he said. “I realized this was a guy who wasn ...

December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

Chicago Treasurer Barnstorms Neighborhoods for Investing

Money management is at the root of Chicago's financial crisis. Under former Mayor Richard M. Daley, it skipped pension payments and spent billions of dollars in upfront cash from long-term highway and parking-meter leases. Summers will have to balance ...

December 17, 2014 @ 6:01 AM

American Student Assistance Partners with Illinois Student Assistance ...

To meet this critical need, the Massachusetts-based nonprofit American Student Assistance has partnered with the nonprofit Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to provide ASA's free SALT™ financial education program to Illinois students and ...

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