While Millions Remain Jobless, Labor Shortages Threaten to Derail Economy


Challenger Job Market Analysis, by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.   CHICAGO – Rising quit rates and fewer job seekers vying for open positions could signal a return to the types of labor shortages that plagued employers during the dot.com boom.  While widespread talent shortages are probably five to ten years away, some More...

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By Lynn Herman On Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Chicago Teachers Return to Work

Chicago teachers returned to work Wednesday after the teachers union voted to suspend its strike, allowing hundreds of thousands of children to return to class. The seven-day strike that disrupted the daily routines More...

By Lynn Herman On Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Heads into Third Day

Parents – mothers and fathers are marching with the teachers, while other parents honk their horns, showing their encouragement from cars as the Chicago teachers strike moves into its third day. However, some More...

By Annie Waldman On Monday, June 25th, 2012

AFL-CIO Launches ‘Bring Jobs Home’ Campaign

Over the past decade, about 50,000 manufacturing sites closed and 6 million American jobs were lost due to outsourcing, according to the AFL-CIO union. Friday, the union kick-started the first of several nationwide More...

By Lynn Herman On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Union Rejects American Crystal Sugar Company Contract Proposal for Third Time

The majority of locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. rejected the company’s contract proposal a third time Saturday, reported the Wall Street Journal Saturday. According to Mark Froemke, 56, More...

By Annie Waldman On Monday, June 11th, 2012

Chicago Public School Teachers Vote to Authorize Strike

Chicago Public School teachers have voted to authorize a strike, with plans to picket if they need to this fall. The union confirms that teachers voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike with more than 75 percent More...

By Annie Waldman On Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Workers Strike at Doubletree Hotel San Jose

About 250 workers at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California walked off the job Monday morning, marking the first strike at a Silicon Valley hotel since the region’s hotel industry began its expansion in More...

By Annie Waldman On Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Postal Support Employees (PSEs) to Be Eligible for Health Insurance Soon

The first group of Postal Support Employees (PSEs) is approaching their one-year anniversary, which means that they will soon be able to sign-up for health insurance. PSEs are eligible to sign-up for federal employees’ More...

By Annie Waldman On Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Union Urges Caterpillar Workers to Reject Revised Contract

Union leaders at the Caterpillar Inc. plant, based in Peoria, Illinois, say that they will urge striking workers to reject a revised contract offer. “It is still a terrible contract,” said Tim O’Brien, More...

By Annie Waldman On Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

APWU and USPS Reach Settlement to Protect Staffing

The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and the USPS reached a settlement May 25 to protect staffing. The agreement, which resolves case number Q06T-4Q-C 10269698,  scheduled for this week, will prohibit the Postal More...

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