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Labor Roundup | June 2018

“Medicare for All” campaign got Sanders, Ellison boost, but mixed congressional reception despite more than 150 nurses from around the country descending on Capitol Hill last month. The nurses were members of National Nurses United; they were praised by the…

Letters to the Editor | May 2018

Should mayor and city councilwoman recuse themselves from water company vote? Illinois-American Water Co. is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to influence the City Council and the citizens of Peoria. A check of various public records reveals that IAWC…

Labor Roundup | May 2018

Georgetown University agrees to arbitration. More than three months after refusing to negotiate with graduate students seeking to unionize, Georgetown University on April 2 notified the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) and the American Federation of Teachers that the…

Letter: Why water maters

Our planet is in a crisis. In 2015, we saw the hottest temperatures ever recorded, and as our environment suffers, we continue to contaminate our precious water. At the present rate, many cities will be running very low on water…