Los gritos y la música surgió fuera del edificio Illini Union en el plantel de la Universidad de Illinois-Chicago el 15 de Mayo, como 100 trabajadores, estudiantes y apoyadores piquetearon a la reunión de la Junta de Síndicos de la Universidad.
Chicago, IL – Music and chanting rose outside the Illini Union building on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), May 15, as 100 workers, students, and supporters marched on the Board of Trustees meeting.
Chicago, IL – At 2:30 in the morning, May 9, the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) negotiations team at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital finally broke the back of the anti-Union employer negotiating committee, forcing them to settle the contract.
Chicago, IL – On April 3, nearly 400 workers and nurses rallied and attended a public hearing against the privatization schemes of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). They are opposed to a secret administration plan to merge the UIC hospital with the private hospital called Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center.
Chicago, IL – The struggle continues at the UIC Medical Center. In recent months, the Chicago Tribune broke the news of a planned merger of 3 hospitals: UIC, Cook County, and Rush-St. Luke's Presbyterian. This is another form of privatization, because Rush is a private hospital, with an enormous, for-profit HMO.
At the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Medical Center, the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) is in negotiations for a new contract. The bosses here are out to serve the wealthy few that own the healthcare corporations. They have been bombarding workers with attack after attack, and the INA has been actively resisting. Fight Back! interviewed Barb Cleveland, a nurse in the Oncology Clinic, and a member of the INA bargaining committee.