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Signing the contract (L-R back row): members of the campus negotiating team, Michael Ginsburg, associate vice chancellor for student affairs, Tonia Nikopoulos, assistant dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Steven Kregon, executive assistant dean, Graduate College, Marilyn LaBlaiks, assistant director of labor and employee relations, and Liz Sauer, GEO; (front row) Tom Riley, director of labor and employee relations, Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares and Marissa Baker, GEO co-president.

May 15, 2013

UIC, graduate employee union sign contract

Agreement includes increases in salary, university contributions to health insurance

Eric Schlosser lectures

April 7, 2013

Injustice on the menu for food workers

“The food we eat too often has been made possible by someone else’s misery,” says Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation.”

Ai-Jen Poo

March 25, 2013

Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

A conversation with Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

Exhibit Room

March 19, 2013

Hull-House Museum honored for creativity

“Unfinished Business” links current and past activism in domestic labor.

Saru Jayaraman

March 6, 2013

Slim wages for food workers

Restaurant workers can’t afford to put food on their own tables, says Saru Jayaraman.

man filling out paperwork

March 5, 2013

Universities keep civil service exemption

Illinois public universities retain the authority to exempt certain skilled jobs from civil service.

Saru Jayaraman

February 28, 2013

Food-industry labor activist speaks March 5

Saru Jayaraman will talk about wage theft, work conditions and food safety.

Donna Brazile

February 26, 2013

Fighting for ‘life, liberty, pursuit of happiness’

Donna Brazile speaks with the soft drawl of her native New Orleans, but she carries a big stick.

Leon Fink

February 19, 2013

Expanding the study of labor history

“Research is a poor man’s way to travel, both figuratively and literally,” says historian Leon Fink.

bucket of cleaning supplies

January 22, 2013

Domestic workers face low pay, hazardous conditions

Nearly half of domestic workers earn wages too low to support a family, and nearly a quarter earn less than minimum wage, according to a new report.

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