Education Jan 08

Chicago Public Schools cancels classes due to union vote
Chicago mayor, teachers still at odds over COVID protocols

Negotiations resumed Saturday to resolve a standoff between Chicago school officials and the city's teachers union over COVID-19 precautions that canceled three days of classes, but the public war-of-words between union leaders and Chicago's mayor showed little sign of easing.

Economy Dec 09

The Starbucks sign is seen outside one of its stores in New York July 3, 2008. Photo by Chip East/REUTERS
Starbucks workers vote to unionize in Buffalo, New York

"Yes" votes could accelerate unionization efforts at other U.S. Starbucks stores. Already, three more stores in Buffalo and a store in Mesa, Arizona, have filed petitions with the labor board for their own union elections. Those cases are pending.