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CTA must pay part-time bus drivers $7M to settle labor dispute over 2010 layoffs: Appellate order

Scott Holland Dec. 8, 2016, 3:13pm

The Chicago Transit Authority will need to pay a group of its part-time bus drivers more than $7 million after a state appellate panel upheld an arbitrator’s determination the bus drivers’ union was correct in believing the CTA had overworked the drivers, in violation of their collective bargaining agreement. 

New laws requiring greater accommodation of pregnant workers, may require employers to shift mindset

Dawn Geske Sep. 22, 2016, 11:34am

Pregnant workers are getting some relief as more states pass legislation to prevent discrimination in the workplace in addition to providing accommodations during their pregnancy.