Amazon Employees Stage Walkout At Distribution Center

By Nick Blumberg, WTTW. -

Chicago - A group of Amazon employees walked out of the mega-retailer’s Gage Park distribution center Wednesday morning, calling on the company to stop understaffing the facility and to provide [...]

Hunger Strike, Activists Take Fight Against Scrapper To City Hall

By Maxwell Evans, Block Club Chicago. -

Chicago - Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) announced Tuesday he will join 10 hunger strikers fighting to block another polluter from receiving the city’s approval to operate on the Southeast [...]

90-Day Protest Begins At McDonald’s Headquarters

By Manny Ramos, Chicago Sun Times. -

Chicago - Community organizers on Monday kicked off 90 days of picketing at McDonald’s world headquarters in the West Loop, hoping to call attention to what they say are discriminatory practices [...]

Chicago Teachers’ Struggle At A Crossroads

By Alexander Fangmann, WSWS. -

The drive to reopen Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the third largest school district in the country, has become a pitched battle between educators and the state apparatus, the latter backed up by [...]

Victimized Teacher Speaks Out Against Deadly School Reopening

By Michael Walters, WSWS. -

Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) ordered 5,800 teachers to return for in-person instruction at the beginning of January. Teachers who refused to return to [...]

CTU Rank-And-File Votes To Save Lives

By Chicago Teachers Union. -

Chicago —In an unprecedented remote electronic vote, 71 percent of Chicago Teachers Union members have voted to continue teaching remotely starting Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Eighty-six percent of [...]

Chicago Schools Chief Threatens To Lock Out Teachers Who Don’t Return

By George Gallanis, WSWS. -

As Chicago educators continue to vote on a Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) resolution in support of teaching remotely, and to strike only in the event of retaliation from the school district, [...]

40% Of Chicago Teachers And Staff Didn’t Report To Schools As Ordered

By Nader Issa and Stefano Esposito, Chicago Sun Times.  -

About 40% of Chicago Public Schools teachers and staff who were expected to report to schools Monday for the first time during the pandemic didn’t show up for in-person work, officials said [...]

Defying CPS, Some Chicago Teachers Union Members Won’t Return To Schools

By Diana Wallace and Morgan Greene, Chicago Tribune. -

The Chicago Teachers Union says some of its members are choosing not to return to school buildings on Monday, in defiance of Chicago Public Schools’ reopening plans. The union said Sunday it [...]

Activists, Health Care Workers Are Fighting To Keep Mercy Hospital Open

By Maxwell Evans, Block Club Chicago. -

Chicago - A coalition of activists are demanding elected officials maintain pressure on Mercy’s ownership to keep the hospital open or sell to someone who will. The activists held a vigil [...]

Dozens File Federal Suit Alleging Chicago Police Abuse This Year

By Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune. -

“The (Chicago Police Department) and other city agencies responded to these demonstrations with brutal, violent, and unconstitutional tactics that are clearly intended to injure, silence and [...]

Groups Call For Federal Investigation Of City Over Toxic Industry

By Brett Chase, Chicago Sun Times. -

The city of Chicago’s role helping General Iron move from affluent white Lincoln Park to a majority-Latino Southeast Side neighborhood to make way for the Lincoln Yards redevelopment violated [...]

How Government And Private Industry Let The Main Street Of A Black Neighborhood Crumble

By Tony Briscoe, Haru Coryne, and Mick Dumke, Pro Publica. -

Growing up in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood in the 1960s, Annette Britton spent a lot of time on Madison Street. She picked up produce for her mother at N&S Certified Food Mart, [...]

Graduate Workers Condemn Saturday Police Escalation

By Isabelle Sarraf, The Daily Northwestern. -

In a Sunday statement, Northwestern University Graduate Workers condemned the police escalation — including the pepper-spraying and shoving student protestors — at Saturday’s NU Community Not [...]

Teacher’s Viral Arrest Helped Stop Evictions

By Keith Schnabel, Midwest Socialist. -

Sophia Lukatya is a Chicago Public Schools teacher. She organizes with the Chicago Teachers Union and is a member of Democratic Socialists of America. During the Lift The Ban Coalition’s protests [...]