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Teachers at Old Town School of Folk Music File to Form Union

At a rally filled with music and celebration, teachers from the Old Town School of Folk Music announced today that an overwhelming majority of faculty have signed cards to form a union with the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) and have a greater voice to address issues in their workplace.  

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Chicago Office Of Labor Standards Passes Workforce Committee

Chicago Office Of Labor Standards Passes Workforce Committee Workers Clear Final Hurdle before full Council Vote

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Broken Bodies, Fighting Spirits: Life After a Workplace Injury

Arise organizers observed a disturbing trend in long-term negative impacts on workers and their families after a worker was injured on the job. In addition to living with long-term or permanent pain, members shared other physical and mental health issues, as well as financial difficulties, and strain on family relationships.

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