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News & Commentary — Nov 12, 2019

Published November 12th, 2019 -

Yesterday, workers at Hearst Magazines announced plans to form a union with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Union organizers told The Daily Beast that they spent over a year building support across 24 Hearst-owned brands, among which include well-kn... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 4, 2019

Published November 4th, 2019 -

In the aftermath of the Chicago teachers’ strike, which ended on October 31, students and teachers are struggling to catch up on missing work. Some high school seniors who were unable to take the SAT during the strike have now missed early admission dead... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — October 31, 2019

Published October 31st, 2019 -

Fifteen days into the Chicago Teachers Union strike (which we have covered elsewhere), delegates for the union say they have reached a tentative agreement with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.  The agreement includes a commitment to enforceable class size caps an... More »

October 29th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 29, 2019

Published October 29th, 2019 -

Chicago Public School classes remain cancelled today as negotiations between the city and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) continue. The sides met for 16 hours yesterday, with talks extending into the early morning. As Tabatha noted yesterday, the city and mem... More »

October 28th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 28, 2019

Published October 28th, 2019 -

SEIU members in Chicago reached a tentative deal with Chicago Public Schools Sunday night, but the union’s bargaining team is still reviewing the contract before announcing the official end of the eight day strike. SEIU members consist of the support sta... More »

October 25th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 25, 2019

Published October 25th, 2019 -

Happy Friday! I’ll start by highlighting two labor and employment writing competitions for law students that are now accepting submissions. First, the Institute for Law and the Workplace at Chicago-Kent College of Law is accepting papers for the annual Louis J... More »

October 23rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—October 23, 2019

Published October 23rd, 2019 -

New York City’s Transport Workers Union Local 100 is holding a contest for the photo capturing the NYC train car with the most litter. The contest, whose winner will receive a $500 reward, is intended to draw attention to recent cuts to subway cleaner jobs. Me... More »

October 18th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 18, 2019

Published October 18th, 2019 -

More than 30,000 Chicago public school teachers and support staff walked out of classrooms yesterday, in the latest stage of teacher strikes since successful teachers strikes in West Virginia and Kentucky kicked off the #RedforEd movement early last year. CTU ... More »

October 15th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary – October 15th, 2019

Published October 15th, 2019 -

Yesterday, members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) rallied and marched in downtown Chicago. Taking advantage of yesterday’s school holiday, the marchers hoped to rally public support for the nearly 35,00... More »