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On Tuesday, October 11, Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers, parents and students woke to the news that an indefinite strike, set to begin at six that morning, had been called off.  After 22 months of...

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On September 29, the House of Delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union voted to give their employer, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) legal notice of an open-ended strike to begin on Tuesday, October 11. After 400...

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Hundreds of people have already attended Beyond Bernie public meetings all over the nation. Hosted by Socialist Alternative and Movement4Bernie here are reports from the meetings from the weekend of July 9-10. More posted here!...

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From a one-day political strike in Chicago, to over two thousand union members discussing the fight back against attacks on unions and declining wages: Chicago buzzed at the beginning of April. The Labor Notes conference,...

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Che Taylor, a 46-year-old father, was fatally shot by Seattle police officers on February 21, while appearing to comply with the officers’ commands to get down on the ground and put his hands up. The...

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On April 1, over 100 people packed a room near O’Hare Airport in Chicago in advance of the biennial Labor Notes conference. Reports were shared from union locals across the country – all reflecting the...

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On April 1, Chicago teachers shut down the third largest school district in the U.S. to protest the Chicago Public School (CPS) system’s failure to pay normal increases to teachers guaranteed by contract and also...

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The ongoing fight between the Chicago Teachers Union and “Mayor 1%” Rahm Emanuel may be heading toward the second teachers’ strike in four years. What is driving the current phase of this fight is the...

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It is now absolutely clear that the Republican establishment has utterly lost control of their party’s primary process. Normally candidates who are not acceptable to the party’s elected officials and corporate donors are weeded out...

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The movement for justice for Laquan MacDonald has unleashed a broad attack on the political establishment in Chicago, implicating “Mayor 1%” Rahm Emanuel and nearly the entire Chicago Democratic Party Machine. Laquan was a seventeen-year-old...

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