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City Colleges faculty and staff threaten to strike if everyone isn’t allowed to work remotely this fall: ‘I can’t risk getting sick’ 7.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The threatened strike by community college employees follows similar action by the Chicago Teachers Union.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Lakefront restaurants to reopen this week; City Colleges unions to announce opposition to in-person classes 6.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
7,000 Chicago hotel workers could lose health insurance by end of September 6.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Some 7,000 Chicago hotel workers who remain laid off due to the pandemic risk losing their health insurance at the end of September unless the hotels step up, their union said Wednesday.
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The Spin: Lightfoot says threat of teachers strike didn’t force CPS remote learning plan | Is Duckworth still in veep race? | Weed industry group asks Gov. Pritzker for lifeline. 6.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
16 Republican senators back more payroll aid for airlines, plus support for Boeing 6.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
A group of 16 Republican senators has endorsed giving more money to airlines to avoid layoffs right before the November election, giving a boost to a lobbying effort by airlines and their unions.
American Airlines pilots can work every other month or take leave to avoid job cuts 5.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
American Airlines has reached a deal with its pilots’ union designed to reduce the number of job losses in October as the airline shrinks because fewer people are flying during the pandemic.
CPS makes it official: New school year will begin with all remote learning, with reopening plan shelved until second quarter at the earliest 5.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Though CPS touted a plan to reopen schools, leaders also said they wouldn't unless it's safe.
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Grocery workers' union reports 28 coronavirus cases at Westlake Food 4 Less 5.8.2020 LA Times: Health

The union that represents grocery-store workers in Los Angeles has reported 28 coronavirus cases at a Food 4 Less in Westlake, saying the store has failed to enforce protocols to protect workers.

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Chicago Public Schools expected to announce all-remote learning as Chicago Teachers Union plans to convene its governing body next week: sources 5.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago’s health commissioner on Tuesday said she wants children learning in schools this fall “if the outbreak is broadly in control.”
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Indiana chapter of the American Federation of Teachers backs strike if schools can’t reopen safely 5.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
If those safeguards aren’t met, AFT Indiana President GlenEva Dunham, of Gary, said union members would consider a strike.
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Teachers rally in Colorado and nationwide on day of action 4.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
Educators in cities including Denver rallied Monday during a national day of action to call attention to their concerns about reopening schools as coronavirus cases continue to rise in many parts of the country.
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EDF, Allies Urge D.C. Circuit to Strike Down Unlawful Rollback of Clean Power Plan 31.7.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies Urge D.C. Circuit to Strike Down Unlawful Rollback of Clean Power Plan
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Pritzker warns ‘we’re at a danger point’ as 1,772 new known COVID-19 cases and 18 more deaths reported 31.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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Will Chicago teachers strike — again — if CPS schools reopen this fall? Union officials remain mum so far. 30.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago Teachers Union members "deserve and demand protections — including the right to teach without putting our lives" on the line, the CTU president says.
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Park District workers call for more communication and safety protocols when parks are closed because of COVID-19 30.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Seven positive cases have affected programming at six parks this month, according to the Park District.
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Newsom announces 'strike team' for California's unemployment agency as 1 million await benefits 30.7.2020 LA Times: Business

Many people who lost jobs or income in California due to coronavirus say they have been unable to get the benefits for which they are eligible.

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Two large Illinois teachers unions threaten ‘health and safety strikes’ without adequate school COVID protections: ‘No avenue or action is off the table’ 30.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
"No avenue or action is off the table ... including health and safety strikes," the two unions said.
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Westminster Public Schools moves to fire teacher over “appalling” comments about students with special needs 28.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Westminster Public Schools is moving to fire a kindergarten teacher after he reportedly posted what Superintendent Pamela Swanson called "despicable and appalling" comments about special needs students.
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Op-Ed: Coronavirus is unleashing righteous worker anger and a new wave of unionism 28.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how little the welfare of "essential workers" has mattered to employers and is spurring unionization efforts.

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Newsom wants to send $52 million to help Central Valley fight coronavirus surge 28.7.2020 LA Times: Health

California's governor is sending "strike teams" to eight counties while asking lawmakers to approve $52 million for testing, tracing and isolation protocols in those regions.

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