@BarackObama attacks the right of workers to strike. …Wait, WHAT?
Apparently the labor union movement has been deemed to be nonessential government employees: Obama: If a worker shut down a manufacturing plant until they got what they wanted, they'd be fired. Watch live: http://t.co/4DWGiJMVCO — NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) October 3, 2013 “If a worker shut down a manufacturing plant until they got what they wanted, they’d be fired.” …Wow. It’s not every day that a Republican | Read More »
Court to Striking Teamsters: Stop Profanity, Harassment & Threats Against Funeral Goers
A temporary restraining order was granted last week against striking Chicago-land Teamsters employed as funeral directors and drivers at 16 area funeral homes managed by Houston-based Service Corporation International (SCI). Teamsters Local 727, which is headed by the powerful and politically-connected Coli family, called the strike against SCI on July 1st. According to a company press release, some of the incidents cited in the complaint | Read More »
Was It Worth It? After 10 Years On Strike, Hotel Union Throws In The Towel
After 10 years of picketing and rowdy rallies outside downtown Chicago hotel, UNITE-HERE has decided to call off its decade-long strike.
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Chicago Teachers Union Seeing Red
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Maybe instead of demanding a 35% pay increase over 4 years, they should focus on increasing student reading proficiency to 35% in that same time.
Chicago Teachers Union Uses Kids As Pawns: Karen Lewis’ Train Wreck That Could’ve Been Avoided
Early this morning, 26,000 Chicago teachers walked out on 400,000 Chicago kids, abandoning the classroom for the picket lines. Anytime, teachers abandon school kids, it is the children and their parents who suffer the greatest–and Chicago Teachers Union knows this. As the union had been negotiating for months with the offcials in Chicago Public School system, the union could have struck anytime during the summer. | Read More »