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