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Media Contact: Jesús Canchola Sánchez, jsanchez@seiu73.org, 312-588-7534

 Media Releases

June 26 | UI Health Occupational & Physical Therapists Being Infected By COVID-19

June 1 | Mayor must stop starving South, West Side schoolchildren, say CTU, SEIU Local 73 in joint statement

May 29 | Statement from SEIU Local 73 Officers on the murder of George Floyd

May 15 | Front-Line Hospital Workers Protest to Demand Universal Personal Protective Equipment & Testing During COVID-19 Crisis

May 13 | Front-Line Hospital Workers Stage Public Action to Continue Demand for Universal Personal Protective Equipment & Testing During COVID-19 Crisis

April 29 | Second UIC Hospital Worker Confirmed Dead of COVID-19

April 24 | SEIU Local 73 Files Health and Safety Complaints Against Cermak Health Services of Cook County

April 9 | Cook County Healthcare Workers at Stroger Hospital Stage Protest

April 8 | Cook County Healthcare Workers at Stroger Hospital Join Nationwide Protesting Demanding PPE

April 7 | UI Health & Facilities Workers Fight & Win Additional Compensation During COVID-19 Crisis

March 27 | Unions Demand Decisive Action from Cook County Criminal Justice System to Protect Workers Against Threat of COVID-19

March 11 | UIC Workers Demand Above Market Rate Increase in Pay

January 24 | SEIU Illinois Members Endorse, Pledge to Get-Out-The-Vote for Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx

January 16 | UIC Workers Disrupt Board of Trustees Meeting

 


Media Clips

Defying unions, parents, and students, Chicago board keeps cops in school

People’s World

Mark Gruenberg

June 25, 2020

 

Board ratifies contract with SEIU Local 73 Custodians

WCIA

Cassandra Smith

June 23, 2020

 

Government job losses are piling up, and it could get worse

AP

Geoff Mulvhill

June 6, 2020

 

Pandemic shows need to invest in workers OP-ED

Gazette Chicago

Megan Carr

June 4, 2020

 

Cook County employees to begin returning to offices next month; buildings expected to open to public on July 6; Preckwinkle executive order

Chicago Tribune

Alice Yin

May 29, 2020

 

Bending PPE rules spells death for health care workers and families

People’s World 

Roberta Wood

May 20, 2020

 

Rally calls for more awareness

Chicago Tribune

John J. Kim

May 16, 2020

 

UIC Employees Seek More Protections After 2 Colleagues Die of COVID-19

NBC5

Natalie Martinez

April 30, 2020

Illinois Nurses Association and SEIU Local 73 demand immediate safety measures for all UIC workers

Fight Back! News

Staff

April 30, 2020

He was supposed to retire Thursday after 34 years as a surgical tech. Instead, he died Monday after testing positive for coronavirus.

Chicago Tribune

Alison Bowen

April 30, 2020

 

Custodial Workers Ask for Hazard Pay: “We Are Front-Line Workers”

WTTW

Blair Paddock

April 29, 2020

 

Coronavirus Chicago: Cook County Jail guard may be 1st correctional officer to die of COVID-19 at facility

ABC7

John Garcia

April 20, 2020

 

US Healthcare Workers Demand Protective Gear in National Day of Action

Democracy Now!

April 10, 2020

 

Hospital Food Workers and Janitors Are Stuck in a “Death Trap”

In These Times

Kari Lydersen

April 7, 2020

 

Coronavirus Chicago: Some OEMC workers question essential status, say they lack masks and gloves

ABC 7

John Garcia

April 3, 2020

 

Sheriff Tom Dart Attacks Pritzker For Refusing New Inmates

WBEZ

Shannon Heffernan

March 27, 2020

 

Voters in Illinois, Arizona, Florida Trickle Into Polls

Bloomberg News

Ryan Teague Beckwith, Shruti Singh, Tyler Pager

March 17, 2020

 

The coronavirus toll in Illinois

Chicago Tribune

John Byrne, Ryan Ori, Hannah Leone, Morgan Greene

March 11, 2020

 

UIC Contract Fight

WCPT 820 AM

The Santita Jackson Show

February 21, 2020

 

CPS workers mad they’re still waiting to see raises won during strike: ‘Pay up. It’s time’

Chicago Sun-Times

Nader Issa

December 19, 2019

 

A New Deal for Chicago’s Jewish Federation

Jewish Currents

Mari Cohen

December 19, 2019

 

For Union Bus Aide, 11-Day Strike Took A Financial Toll And She’s Pleading For Help

CBS2

Dana Kozlov

December 6, 2019

 

Marie Newman picks up SEIU endorsement in Illinois House Race

Chicago Sun Times

Lynn Sweet

December 3, 2019

 

Reduced paychecks hit school support workers hard after strike : ‘It’s been a struggle’

Chicago Sun Times

Nader Issa

November 21, 2019

 

CPS strike: CPS support workers union votes to ratify deal with CPS

Chicago Sun Times

Jake Wittich

October 30, 2019

 

SEIU Local 73 members vote in favor of new contract with CPS

WGN 9

October 30, 2019

 

Chicago gets tentative staff deal as teachers stay on strike

AP

Kathleen Foody

October 29, 2019

 

Chicago schools reach tentative deal with a union.  But teachers are still on strike.

CNN

Holly Yan and Christina Maxouris

October 28, 2019

 

Strike Day 8: Deal at hand with SEIU, not CTU

Crain’s Chicago Business

A.D. Quig

October 28, 2019

 

Chicago Teachers Strike: CPS, CTU negotiations continue, classes cancelled Tuesday; city reaches deal with SEIU

ABC 7

Liz Nagy and John Garcia

October 28, 2019

 

CPS support workers make tentative deal to end strike but won’t cross teachers picket lines

Chicago Sun Times

Nader Issa and Jacob Wittich

October 27, 2019

 

On strike, too, in Chicago: The desperation of schools’ lowest-paid workers

Chalkbeat

Ariel Cheung

October 23, 2019

 

‘Have your popcorn ready’: School strikers plan to rally outside Lightfoot’s budget reveal

Crain’s Chicago Business

A.D. Quig

October 22, 2019

 

CPS, striking school support staff return to bargaining table, but meeting lasts just 12 minutes

Chicago Sun Times

Nader Issa and Fran Spielman

October 21, 2019

 

School unions rally in Hyde Park on Day 3 of strike

Hyde Park Herald

Samantha Smylie

October 21, 2019

 

We’re on strike for good jobs and great schools for all Chicago families

Chicago Sun Times

Dian Palmer

October 20, 2019

 

Chicago Public Schools strike isn’t about money for teachers. It’s for aides living off less than $35,000 a year

USA Today

Grace Hauck

October 18, 2019

 

Union bigwigs fly in for solidarity rally as clock ticks down to CPS strike date

Crain’s Chicago Business

A.D. Quig

October 18, 2019

 

SEIU Local 73 CPS workers begin strike Thursday; union agrees to deal with Chicago Park District

ABC7

October 17, 2019

 

Chicago Teachers Strike for a Better City

New York

Sarah Jones

October 17, 2019

 

Chicago Park District workers reach contract agreement, averting what would have been historic walkoff 

Chicago Tribune

Elvia Malagón

October 16, 2019

 

SEIU announces deal with Chicago Park District

ABC7

October 16, 2019

 

With focus on possible CPS teacher strike, school support staff and parks workers say their contract demands need more attention too

Chicago Tribune

Javonte Anderson and Gregory Pratt

October 10, 2019

 

Chicago Educators Are Poised to Strike

Jacobin

Lois Weiner

October 10, 2019

 

3 Chicago unions, including CPS teachers, could soon go on strike together in ‘an extraordinarily disruptive moment’

Chicago Tribune

Hannah Leone

October 2, 2019

 

Chicago Teachers Union & SEIU Local 73 Set Oct. 17 Date for Strike If No Deal Reached

WTTW

Brandis Friedman

October 2, 2019

 

Miles de trabajaores de CPS y del Distrito de Parques de Chicago dicen estar listos para irse a huelga

Univision Chicago

Jesse Echeverria

October 1, 2019

 

SEIU turns up heat on Lightfoot, says contract dispute could leave parents without safe alternative if teachers strike

Chicago Sun Times

Fran Spielman

October 1, 2019

 

CPS Staff, Park District Staff Deliver Strike Notice Tuesday

CBS 2

Mugo Odigwe

October 1, 2019

 

Chicago Park District workers, seeking raises and benefits for part-timers vote to strike

Chicago Tribune

Morgan Greene

September 25, 2019

 

Chicago Park District employees vote in favor of a strike

Chicago Sun Times

Nader Issa

September 25, 2019

 

Sanders fires up friendly crowd as teachers union starts strike votes

Crain’s Chicago Business

A.D. Quig

September 24, 2019

 

Support staff at Chicago schools inch closer to strike

Chicago Tribune

Nader Issa

September 16, 2019

 

Chicago Schools Are on the Verge of Two Strikes

Jacobin Magazine

Alan Mass

September 12, 2019

 

Interview with Susana Ibañez and Larry Alcoff about Chicago Public School Contract Fight

WCPT 820

The Santita Jackson Show

September 11, 2019

 

Congressment, activists look to overturn Citizens United decision

Gazette Chicago

Igor Studenkov

September 6, 2019

 

Facing $838 million city budget shortfall, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot holds first town hall: ‘We actually value your opinion’

Chicago Tribune

Gregory Pratt and John Byrne

September 6, 2019

 

More CPS Workers May Strike

The Jam on WCIU

Diana Gutierrez

September 5, 2019

 

Teachers, custodians, aides, guards all prep for possible strikes as school year begins in Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Tribune

Hannah Leone and Javonte Anderson

September 3, 2019

 

Chicago Teachers Union knocks CPS $7 billion spending plan as a ‘Rahm budget,’ but school board passes it 6-0

Chicago Tribune

Hannah Leone

August 28, 2019

 

Mayor, Labor Groups Push for $15 Minimum Wage by 2021

WTTW

Paris Schutz

August 22, 2019

 

Strike Averted on U of I Campus, As Food & Building Service Workers Vote To Approve New Contract

Illinois Public Media

Christine Herman

August 20, 2019

 

UI food, building workers serve notice of intent to strike on move-in day

The News-Gazette

Julie Wurth

August 9, 2019

 

CPS custodians, security officers, aides vote to authorize strike after a year without a contract

Chicago Tribune

Hannah Leone

July 16, 2019

 

Union representing CPS support staff overwhelmingly approves strike authorization

Chicago Sun Times

July 15, 2019

 

Union Representing Special Education Aides, Bus Aides and custodians wins strike authorization

Chalkbeat Chicago

Yana Kunichoff

July 13, 2019

 

Majority of U of I food, building service workers vote yes for a strike

FOX Champaign News

Haydee Clotter

July 1, 2019

 

Update: U of I Dining & Building Service Workers Vote To Authorize Strike

Illinois Public Media

Christine Herman

July 1, 2019

 

U of I Food Building Service Workers Holding Strike Authorization Vote

FOX Champaign News

Haydee Clotter

June 28, 2019

 

Janus anti-labor Supreme Court ruling one year later: Illinois government unions doing OK

Chicago Sun Times

Lynn Sweet

June 26, 2019

 

UI food-, building-service workers set to vote on authorizing strike

The News-Gazette

Debra Pressey

June 26, 2019

 

Workers & SEIU Local 73 Demand Equal Pay at Chicago Parks

Tim Hogan Blog

Tim Hogan

May 8, 2019

 

God and Mammon at Loyola

Jacobin Magazine

John Wilmes

May 7, 2019

 

University of Chicago Labor Council Draws Crowds at May Day March

The Chicago Maroon

Adrian Mandeville

May 2, 2019

 

Graduate Student Workers Across Chicago Ramp Up Unionization Efforts

The Chicago Maroon

Lee Harris

April 26, 2019

 

Graduate Students Continue the Fight for Union Contract in Lake Shore Campus Demonstrations

Loyola Phoenix

Katie Anthony and Sasha Vassilyeva

April 24, 2019

 

Should Graduate Students Be Paid Like Employees? Students Across Campuses Push For Living Wage

Newsweek

Jenni Fink

April 19, 2019

 

Chicago Police Arrest Loyola Grad Workers Protesting Unfair Wages

Democracy Now!

April 16, 2019

 

U46 food service workers to receive annual 3% raises in first two years of the new three-year contract

The Courier-News

Rafael Guerrero

April 8, 2019

 

Former Sparc workers say firings were retaliation for unionizing effort

The State-Journal Register

Dean Olsen

February 8, 2019

 

City Lets Crossing Guards Go Home After A Cold Morning

CBS Chicago

Roseanne Tellez

January 30, 2019

 

Graduate, teaching assistant unions forming to fight for higher wages

The Alestle

JoAnn Weaver

January 24, 2019

 

 

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