School Board’s Serious Offer under Consideration by Teachers Union

The Chicago Teachers Union has been locked into contract negotiations for over a year. Last week’s announcement that a serious offer is now being considered is a sign that negotiations are finally progressing. The Chicago Teachers Union announced they will be taking a serious offer made by the School Board under consideration. The Union’s Big>> Read More

Chicago Teachers Approve Authorization for Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has voted overwhelmingly in favor of authorizing a strike if union leaders and school officials cannot come to terms on a new contract. In a three-day vote in early December, 88 percent of teachers voted in favor of a strike. By law, 75 of members must approve a strike before>> Read More

First GM Faulty Ignition Switch Trial Begins

The first civil trial over General Motors (GM) faulty ignition switch began Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2015 in Manhattan. The case is one of six bellwether cases against the automaker. Three were chosen by the plaintiffs attorneys and three were selected by the defense team. This first case to be tried was selected by the plaintiffs>> Read More

GWC Attorney Raul Rodriguez Secures Loss of Trade Settlement for Latino Laborer

On a cold and icy January morning in 2013, Chicago laborer Salvador Lara slipped and fell at work. Little did he know this would his last day working in the trade and craft he worked his entire life to develop. After visiting with an orthopedic doctor, Salvador was diagnosed with a labral tear. He immediately>> Read More

Nursing Home Care Act Allows Recording Devices in Resident Rooms

On January 1, 2016 the Nursing Home Care Act went into effect. This law aims to protect nursing home patients by allowing cameras and audio recording devices to be installed in resident rooms. Peace of Mind for Families More than 76,000 Illinois citizens reside in nursing homes across the state. Each year, the Illinois Department>> Read More

U.S. Workers Remain at Risk for Workplace Injuries

On-the-job injuries are all too common among U.S. workers. There is an average of 13 workplace deaths every day in the U.S. Although that number has decreased significantly from 38 deaths a day in 1970, it is still too high. One contributing factor to the high number is that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration>> Read More

Case or No Case – January 2016 Edition

In the first installment of WCUI’s “Case or No Case” segment for 2016, Chicago injury lawyer Lou Cairo discusses a variety of injury causing scenarios including a situation involving an apartment complex tenant that was hurt on an icy staircase, another involving a tradesman that has sustained a type of lung cancer caused by asbestos>> Read More

Dollar Tree Fined $825,000 for Safety Violations

Dollar Tree has agreed to pay $825,000 in fines as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to settle health and safety violations conducted by the discount store. The settlement resolves numerous contested citations issued by federal investigators against 13 Dollar Tree stores in nine states>> Read More

Important Enhanced Safety Measures in New Vehicles

The average age of vehicles on the road in 2014 was 11.4 years, an all-time high. Though cheaper, older vehicles are not as safe as newer models that come standard with enhanced safety measures. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that new technology has made new vehicles dramatically safer than older>> Read More

Nissan Airbag Sensor Defect Lawyers

Defective Takata Airbag Linked to Eighth U.S. Death

A teen boy involved in an auto accident in Pennsylvania has been tentatively identified as the eighth death linked to faulty Takata airbags. This is the first fatality since April and brings the tally to nine worldwide. There have also been more than 100 injuries caused by the airbags that can explode violently and send>> Read More

Collapsed Wall Kills One, Injures Another at Ford Plant

A contract worker was killed and another worker was critically injured Saturday when a wall collapsed at Ford Motor Company’s Chicago Assembly Plant located on the Far South Side of the city. According to the Chicago Fire Department, the accident happened just before 11 a.m. in the part of the plant located in the 12600>> Read More