Posts Tagged ‘chicago’

Nov
2016
16

CPS Partners with Trade Unions to Launch High School Training Program for Chicago’s Youth

CPS Partners with Trade Unions to Launch High School Training Program for Chicago's Youth
  Chicago Public Schools and Dunbar Career Academy have launched the Windy City’s first comprehensive high school program for students interested in entering the construction trades. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not afraid the program will discourage students’ higher educations aspirations so much as it will offer options to students for...
Sep
2016
29

They’d Rather Not, But: Chicago Teachers Authorize Strike, If Needed, by 95% Margin

They'd Rather Not, But: Chicago Teachers Authorize Strike, If Needed, by 95% Margin
  UPDATE: The Chicago Teachers Union Has Set a Strike Date of October 11 There is unrest in the Chicago Public School (CPS) system. On Monday, 27,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) voted in favor of a strike. It did so by a margin of 95.6%. The teachers union, which is currently in [&hellip...
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May
2016
27

Million-Dollar Prevailing Wage Underpayment Scheme Busted Up by Feds in Chicago Burbs

Million-Dollar Prevailing Wage Underpayment Scheme Busted Up by Feds in Chicago Burbs
  A suburban Chicago contractor is facing federal charges for failing to pay $1.5 million in prevailing wages to union workers on public works projects between 2008 and 2013. For his part of the scheme, Joseph Lampignano, owner of co-owner of A Lamp Concrete Contractors Inc., faces one count of mail fraud and up to 20 [&hellip...
Feb
2014
6

Shuttered School Turned Training Facility Brings Opportunity to Underserved Chicago Neighborhood

  When Austin High School on the west side of Chicago closed its doors, it could have easily sat vacant.  Instead, labor unions, businesses, and the local government came together to build Austin Polytechnical Academy, a new kind of educational facility which focuses on high-tech manufacturing.  Meeting the needs of the community and the...
Dec
2013
19

Union Investment Trust Celebrates 40th Chicago Project with Low-Income Housing Construction

Union Investment Trust Celebrates 40th Chicago Project with Low-Income Housing Construction
  The AFL-CIO’s Housing Investment Trust (HIT) has announced that it will provide $2.6 million in financing for the $22 million expansion of Montclare Senior Residences in Chicago’s South Side.  This phase of the project will create 150 jobs for union construction workers.   Over the past 40 years, HIT has invested $400 million in...
Aug
2013
28

Latest AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Project to Supply $32M, Create Union Jobs and Affordable Housing for the Elderly

Latest AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Project to Supply $32M, Create Union Jobs and Affordable Housing for the Elderly
  A major rehabilitation project of the 2101 Michigan Building in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood will receive backing from the AFL-CIO’s Housing Investment Trust (HIT) and create 245 union construction jobs.  The 26-story, 250-unit residence will undergo a $42 million makeover, $32 million of which will be derived from HIT...