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    CHICAGO (CBS) — More than 10,000 workers at Deere & Company said they’ll stay on strike. They’ve rejected a deal that would have given them 10% raises. Deere workers in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas have been on the picket line since October 14. The workers said the raises and improved benefits offered aren’t enough. A separate group of 100 workers...
    After an action-packed—and sober, thanks to one of their own being hit by a car and killed near a picket line—week, John Deere strikers may have a deal. The UAW and management announced a tentative agreement, pending a vote by the workers, on Saturday.  Over the past week, the company announced it would not cut off benefits and would pay out performance bonuses the workers earned before...
    MILAN, Ill. -- A vehicle struck and killed a United Auto Workers member Wednesday as he was walking to a picket line to join striking workers outside a John Deere distribution plant in northwest Illinois, the union and police said.The man, identified as 56-year-old Richard Rich, was struck at about 6 a.m. CDT at an intersection near a road that...
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) — In the predawn hours Thursday, hotel workers launched a boisterous picket line outside Berkeley’s DoubleTree hotel, demanding higher pay, better working conditions and protesting job cuts stemming back to the dark days of the COVID pandemic. Union leaders said the Berkeley strike was one of two scheduled in the San Francisco Bay Area. A second, larger...
    New York (CNN Business)A John Deere worker who was walking to the picket line Wednesday in Milan, Illinois, was struck and killed by a car, according to the United Autoworkers Union."It is a somber time to lose a member who made the ultimate sacrifice in reporting to picket for a better life for his family and coworkers," said Ray Curry,...
    MILAN, Ill. (AP) — A vehicle struck and killed a United Auto Workers member Wednesday as he was walking to a picket line to join striking workers outside a John Deere distribution plant in northwest Illinois, the union and police said. The man was struck at about 6 a.m. CDT at an intersection near a road that leads to the...
    Did Jill Biden's former husband bankroll a picket line that is credited with helping Joe Biden secure an upset victory in the election for a Delaware Senate seat in 1972? That is the extraordinary claim made in a new book that revisits the role played by mob hitman Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran in a newspaper blockade that prevented anti-Biden adverts...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– As the strike against food-company Nabisco continues, Illinois Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia will join workers on the picket line. This is fourth week of the strike. READ MORE: 4-Year-Old Girl Shot In Arm While Walking With Father In Englewood More than 1,000 workers across four states walked off the job after negotiations broke down with Nabisco’s parent company,...
    Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA) employees held a demonstration Wednesday to demand better safety conditions after police arrested a suspect in a hammer attack that took place on public transportation in the city. Authorities took 30-year-old Curtis Tyler into custody Tuesday just after 6:00 a.m., according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department. Just an hour prior to Tyler’s arrest,...
    The nurses’ strike at St. Vincent Hospital is growing. Another union has joined the fight for better wages and safety standards during the COVID-19 pandemic. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445, which represents about 600 patient care assistants, technicians, clerks, housekeeping, and more at St. Vincent, picketed alongside striking nurses on Saturday, March 13, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette...
    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (WLS) -- Elementary school teachers in Bourbonnais in Kankakee County are going on strike.Elementary School District 53 and the union have been negotiating over a new contract since last March.Both sides met Wednesday night, but did not reach an agreement on pay raises.Lauren Lundmark, president of the Bourbonnais Education Association union representing the teachers, said, "We did everything...
    BURLINGAME (KPIX 5) — Healthcare workers are on strike at a Burlingame nursing home, run by California’s largest for-profit operator. Employees at Burlingame Long Term Care, run by Brius Healthcare got on the picket lines well before sunrise Thursday. The workers began a two-day strike to protest what they claim are unfair labor practices and are making some very serious...
    New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined a picket line in the Bronx on Wednesday to support food and manufacturing workers. The congresswoman was spotted bringing boxes of Bustelo coffee and hand warmers to workers of the Hunts Point Produce Market, who are on strike for the fourth day. “There is no working person in New York City that I...
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    While some Congressional Democrats spent Inauguration Day in Washington D.C., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent it in the Bronx, supporting striking food manufacturer workers. A worker strike at the Hunts Point Market has been going on in New York City borough for four days, hamstringing the distribution of produce across the region. The employees, members of Teamsters Local 202, are looking for...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Negotiations resumed Tuesday on day four of the University of Illinois Hospital nurses' strike.Rainbow PUSH's Rev. Jesse Jackson joined the picket line in the morning."We're fighting for adequate equipment, we're fighting for hours that make sense, we will not give up, we will not surrender, we'll fight back," Jackson said.Hundreds of SEIU-73 members joined the strike on...
    Ann Arbor (CBS Detroit) – Graduate instructors at the University of Michigan are walking the picket lines to push for more safety on campus. Many of them saying more needs to be done to protect students and staff. Class is not in session for these graduate student instructors. They’re pounding the campus pavement and calling on the University of Michigan...
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