Nearly 100 SEIU* Local 1 security officers and their supporters staged a rally and flash mob at the Thompson Center Wednesday to bring attention to their campaign for better wages and affordable health care. Read the full story by Aaron Cynic at Progress Illinois.
“Communication, collaboration, cooperation—those are skills, not just words,” said Salim Al-Nurridinn, founder of the Healthcare Consortium of Illinois, while standing at the gate of the Cooperation Operation (Coop Op). As the sun slowly began to set on Chicago’s South Side, more than 100 people were gathered in front of a fence surrounding a brand new […]
Residents of Robbins, Illinois – one of Chicago’s southern suburbs – are up in arms over a proposed quarry complex which would displace more than 100 families. While proponents of the quarry and mine say it would benefit the economically blighted village, opponents say the plan to build the complex was pushed through the village […]
Nearly two thousand people gathered last week to “take back Chicago” from what they call corporate interests that only benefit the City’s wealthy elite. “For too long, we have seen our safety net auctioned off piece by piece to greedy corporations,” said Brandon Johnson, a member of the Chicago Teacher’s Union. Johnson’s words set the […]
A new report shows that low wages cost the public $7 billion annually. Because fast food workers only make an average of $8.69 an hour (and only 13 percent have health benefits), more than 52% end up relying on public assistance to make ends meet. Read the full article at Chicagoist by clicking here.
After campus police violated the civil liberties of protesters twice at demonstrations at University of Chicago earlier this year, the administration is looking into reevaluating how its police handle demonstrations as well as engaging the community. Read the full post at Chicagoist by clicking here.
Nearly 2,000 Chicago Public School students staged a walkout at Lincoln Park High School to protest the firing of 8 teachers next year, while another group held a sit in at an elementary school to protest the closing of more than 54 schools in Chicago. Read the full story at Chicagoist by clicking here.