Union Presses Measure to Prevent Strike, Lockout

Union-friendly Illinois Democrats say Gov. Bruce Rauner has so poisoned contract negotiations with state workers that they pushed legislation Thursday that would prohibit either a strike or the Republican governor locking workers out.


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Highland Teachers, District Resume Negotiations

The Highland teachers union and school board were set to meet Thursday to hammer out a three-year contract agreement that could end an ongoing teacher strike.


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Highland Teachers Strike for 5th School Day

A teacher strike in southwestern Illinois’ Highland School District continued for the fifth day Wednesday as union representatives negotiated with district officials.


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Highland School District Teachers Go on Strike

Teachers in a southwestern Illinois’ Highland School District went on strike Thursday, shutting down the schools as part of a labor dispute.


Fast food workers stage a strike outside the McDonalds on Tucker in May 2014. Photo: KMOX/Brian Kelly

Fast Food Workers Call for Higher Wages

Fast food workers in 150 U.S. cities—and 33 other other countries—are staging another set of strikes today, calling for higher wages.



Metro Union Members Re-Elect Mike Breihan

Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 788 Thursday re-elected Mike Breihan to another three year term.


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Classes Resume After Mount Olive Teachers’ Strike Ends

Mount Olive’s school board and the teachers’ union met for five hours Saturday and announced the agreement.


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Teachers In Mount Olive Go On Strike

Teachers went on strike Monday morning in Mount Olive School District No. 5 in Macoupin County. The town is 50 miles south of Springfield.


Shimkus, Durbin Not Sold on Syria Attack

Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) both expressed either outright dismay or hesitancy about the plan.


Dozens of demonstrators picketed outside the downtown St. Louis McDonald's on N. 13th Street Thursday morning. (KMOX/Brian Kelly)

St. Louis Fast Food Workers To Join Nationwide Strike

Its the largest-ever strike to hit the fast-food industry, expecting to cost restaurant chains $200 billion.



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