Chicago cabbies group wants to join union

By John Byrne, Chicago Tribune

A group of Chicago cabbies announced another move today in their fight to get City Hall to raise taxi fares and take other steps to improve their bottom line, saying they will try to join a national union to strengthen their bargaining position.

UPMC employees, beware of card check

By Mark Mix, Tribune-Review

The ongoing effort to unionize the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has taken a turn to the theatrical after the SEIU announced that two union supporters would hold a seven-day hunger strike. This publicity stunt is designed to grab headlines, but such stories will likely obscure the real motive behind the SEIU’s campaign.