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SEIU affiliate sues realty company over payments

Louie Torres Jul. 25, 2017, 2:00am

A labor group is suing Realty & Mortgage Building Services Co., an Illinois corporation, citing an alleged breach of contract.

Ameristar Casino, patrons OK to pursue lawsuit accusing union of targeting, harassing customers

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 20, 2016, 6:51pm

A federal judge has cleared an East Chicago casino and a group of its customers to proceed with a lawsuit against a union, saying the union’s actions to escalate its long running labor feud with the casino by personally targeting the customers with a campaign of fliers, phone calls and visits to their homes and businesses, could be considered illegal harassment going beyond mere “handbilling” and other forms of permissible persuasive speech.

Evanston business owner sues union for harassing him amid labor fight vs E. Chicago casino

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 9, 2016, 3:32pm

An administrator and part owner at an Evanston mental illness treatment center has sued a labor union, accusing the labor group of unfairly harassing him and invading his privacy as part of the union’s ongoing dispute with an Indiana casino.

Teamsters OK to proceed with action to force arbitration with Rush Medical Center for newly unionized patient care techs

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 20, 2015, 3:46pm

A federal judge will allow a labor union representing patient care technicians at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago to continue its legal action to force Rush to the bargaining table, even as the hospital’s appeal of the unionization action itself remains pending before a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.

SEIU sues Chicago Park District to overturn pension reform law 'diminishing' district worker retirement payouts

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 13, 2015, 3:38pm

Employees of the Chicago Park District, represented by the Service Employees International Union have challenged the constitutionality of a state law reforming the Park District’s public employee pension fund, which supporters believed would help the district stabilize its pension liabilities. On Oct. 8, SEIU Local 73 and named plaintiffs, Chicago Park District retiree David Biedron and current Chicago Park District employee Heather Kelly, filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court.