Tuesday August 16, 2022
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BY staff | Chicago, IL | 9/15/20
4000 workers represented by SEIU Local 73 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) began an open-ended strike, September 14. They join 1300 nurses represented by the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) at the University of Illinois Hospital (UIH), who began a weeklong strike on Saturday, September 12.
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BY staff | Chicago, IL | 9/13/20
Today, September 12, SEIU Local 73 union leaders have discovered that UIC is bringing in workers from out of state to cross the picket line.
BY Jake Holtzman | Austin, TX | 9/11/20
On the morning of September 8, a group of around 100 unemployed artisans, designers, technicians, stagehands and other entertainment industry workers held a protest to push for $600 in unemployment benefits and pass the HEROES Act now. The protest was organized by IATSE Local 484 and Local 205, along with many independent contractors.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 9/11/20
Fight Back News Service is circulating the testimony of Joe Iosbaker to the September 10 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Board of Trustees meeting. University of Chicago workers are preparing a major strike for safety, respect and wages.
BY Chris Mahin | United States | 9/06/20
The huge procession began with 400 members of Bricklayers Union No. 6, all dressed in white aprons.
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BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 9/04/20
Joining other unions across the United States on Labor Day, IATSE union stagehands are holding a “Push for $600” on Monday, September 7, 11 a.m. near the Gerald R. Ford Museum.
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BY staff | Philippines | 9/03/20
The militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) went to the Supreme Court grounds on Wednesday, September 2, to amplify the call for the release of minor, sick, elderly and other vulnerable detainees.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 8/27/20
Professional athletes have always been engaged in politics because sports, like everything else, cannot be removed from the broader political environment.
BY Tom Burke | Kalamazoo, MI | 8/27/20
Joining hundreds of protests across the country, 70 postal workers and union supporters gathered outside the Arcadia Creek United States Post Office in downtown Kalamazoo on August 25.
BY Travis Albert | Milwaukee, WI | 8/26/20
On August 18, amid public outcry, political scrutiny and protests, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced that his so-called ‘reforms’ will be put on hold until after the election. While voting rights advocates can and should take this as a partial win, postal workers and concerned postal customers must continue to escalate and build a movement that can permanently end DeJoy’s policies of deliberate sabotage and reverse the damage that has already been done.
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