NEW YORK -- This time "you're fired" is more than a Donald Trump catchphrase. Fox is turning the firing of real people from real jobs into prime-time entertainment starting this week. The network on Thursday will begin airing "Does Someone Have to Go?" a series where cameras go into small businesses and... Read More »
If you want to understand why 400 fast food workers protested in Detroit on Friday, even though they risked being fired, just ask Jamal Harris. The 21-year-old Detroit man (pictured at right) works three jobs at three fast-food restaurants: Burger King, Long John Silver's and Checkers. Logging more than 80 hours... Read More »
Ever since she began working as a cashier for the Protein Bar restaurant chain in downtown Chicago a year and a half ago, says Amie Crawford, she's felt mistreated. The 56-year-old has yet to be made a full-time staffer, as she was told she would be. And despite 30 years of employment history, including working... Read More »
On Black Friday this year, workers in 1,000 Walmart stores in 46 states made history of sorts, becoming the first time Walmart workers had an organized strike. Six days after, workers at fast food outlets in New York City organized their own walk outs, marking what some experts said was the first... Read More »
It's 32 days before election day, and an embattled president receives news that could only bring him joy. For the first time since Barack Obama's first month in office, the national unemployment rate has dropped below 8 percent, to a September tally of 7.8 percent.
"Well, isn't that convenient?" in effect... Read More »
By Don Babwin and Sophia Tareen
CHICAGO -- For the first time in a quarter-century, thousands of Chicago teachers walked off the job Monday, escalating a bitter contract dispute over evaluations and job security and forcing parents to scramble for somewhere to send idle children. Read More »
By Caryn Rousseau
CHICAGO -- Serious Energy Inc. said Thursday it will close a Chicago window factory that became a symbol of the plight of American workers more than three years ago when employees briefly occupied the building. Read More »
The Great Recession and subsequent fragile recovery have shifted many Americans' view of taking time off from work. Fearing that they won't have jobs upon their return, plenty of workers leave paid vacation and sick days on the table -- and lose them because their employers require those days to be taken... Read More »
NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Kraft Foods Inc. plans to cut 1,600 positions in North America as it prepares to split its business in two.
The Northfield, Ill.-based food company said Tuesday that it plans to eliminate the positions throughout the U.S. and Canada during the coming year. The cuts will be made among its... Read More »
A Chicago woman fired for working through her lunch break has won her legal battle to collect the unemployment benefits denied her by her former employer.
The aggrieved employee, Sharon Smiley (pictured at left), succeeded in her effort despite a lack of legal help. None of the attorneys from whom Smiley... Read More »
Discuss among your friends the trials and tribulations they've faced at the hands of a car dealer and chances are at least one of them will mention being ripped off -- paying too much for a car or service.
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First Sears sold its famous Chicago tower, now the iconic retailer and former catalog heavyweight is weighing a move out of Illinois -- lock, stock and barrel.
The Associated Press reports that Sears Holdings, which includes both Sears and Kmart operations, says the company is considering taking its business... Read More »
Chicago is sometimes called "The city that works." The nation's third largest city has a population of 9.3 million, and a diverse base of employment. Chicago is home to some of the world's largest companies, with the metropolitan area headquartering 33 of the Fortune 500 firms, according to... Read More »