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Chicago agrees to pay millions to victims of police torture

The Chicago City Council unanimously voted in favor of paying $5.5 million in reparations to numerous citizens who suffered torture at the hands of certain members of the Chicago Police Department. The torture tactics reportedly used by the notorious… Read More

Vital victories for employees, but corporate power persists

In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has rendered a number of courageous decisions that promote workplace fairness for both union and non-union employees. For example, the NLRB ruled that employers cannot retaliate against… Read More

Supreme Court curtails human rights enforcement

In another 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ventured into the public policy thicket and came out on the side of defendants. In Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, the Supreme Court held that the Alien Tort Claims Act (“ATCA”) generally no longer prov… Read More

Tribute to pioneer highlights the crucial link between labor and civil rights

Beginning on January 24, 2013, the History Theatre will feature 19 wonderful performances about the life and times of Nellie Stone Johnson. The production, entitled Nellie, shows the protagonist to be a true trailblazer, knocking down seemingly insur… Read More
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Taking on the giant of giants

For decades, Walmart has dominated much of the retail market, often at the expense – literally and figuratively – of local communities. With the rapid growth of Walmart, everything from the proverbial mom-and-pop shop to community infrastructure… Read More