🦄 Labor

Tentative Agreement Reached On CTU Strike

Chicago, IL – Wednesday night, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) convened their House of Delegates to review and vote on the city’s latest proposal to settle the ongoing strike. A majority of the delegates voted YES to end the now 14-day long strike, with the…

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CTU Strike

No Deal Reached as CTU Strike Continues Into Day 12

Chicago, IL – The CTU (Chicago Teachers Union) remains on strike for the 12th day after no agreement could be reached over the weekend. Monday marks the eighth day of missed classes, as compared to seven missed days of class during the 2012 CTU strike.…

🦄 Racism, Tech

“We’re Americans, And We’re Fascists”: Inside Patriot Front

Lansing, MI – As white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at Michigan State University on Monday, March 5, far-right, neo-Nazi and “alt-right” factions have been arriving in the area ahead of his event.
One such group is Patriot Front, which was formed after…

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Transparency Activists Sue Chicago Over Refusal To Release Amazon HQ2 Bid

Chicago, IL  – Today, the transparency organization Lucy Parson Labs filed a lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago over their refusal to publicly release offers made to entice Amazon to build their second corporate headquarters (‘HQ2’) in the ‘Windy City’. Amazon…

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The People’s Summit, Progressive and Labor Conference in Chicago

Chicago, IL – On June 9th through 11th, there will be a large gathering in Chicago of leaders of key progressive organizations and activists, the second such convening in two years.

The People’s Summit is a “big gathering of progressive activists” and organizations committed to…