About Us

Welcome to Chicago Union News! We are a reputable source of accurate and up-to-date information about labor unions in the city of Chicago. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive and authoritative platform that caters to the needs of both union members and the public. Through our website, we strive to promote solidarity, foster awareness, and facilitate discourse among the labor community.


Chicago Union News was founded by Joel Maldonado, a passionate advocate for workers’ rights and a respected figure in the union movement. With his extensive experience in the field, Joel recognized the necessity for a reliable news source specifically tailored to unions. In 2010, he established Chicago Union News as a newspaper to cover everything related to labor unions in Chicago. Over the years, our publication has evolved and embraced the digital age to offer a more accessible and broader platform through our website.

Founder – Joel Maldonado

Joel Maldonado is a dynamic leader who possesses an unwavering commitment to the labor movement. He has dedicated his career to leveling the playing field for workers, negotiating fair contracts, and advocating for labor rights. As the driving force behind Chicago Union News, Joel’s vision of empowering and informing union members has been instrumental in shaping the direction of our website.

Creating the Website

The decision to launch the Chicago Union News website was driven by a desire to extend our reach further and bridge the information gap that often exists in the labor sector. We recognized the increasing reliance on digital platforms for news consumption and decided to adapt accordingly. Through our website, we aim to provide the most extensive coverage possible to ensure that union members, organizing efforts, and labor issues are not overlooked.

Objective and Target Audience

At Chicago Union News, our primary objective is to provide accurate, unbiased, and timely information that reflects the diverse interests of our labor community. We are committed to reporting both the successes and challenges faced by our city’s unions, contributing to a transparent and accountable labor movement. We aim to serve as a trusted source of reliable news, including contract negotiations, job actions, legislative developments, and other pertinent union-related topics.

Our target audience includes union members, labor organizers, activists, workers seeking information about union representation, policymakers, journalists covering labor issues, and members of the public with an interest in labor unions and their impact on society.

Unique Value

What sets Chicago Union News apart is our team of experienced and highly skilled editors and team members who diligently curate news stories to ensure accuracy, integrity, and relevance. With a deep understanding of the labor landscape and thorough research, our reporting provides valuable insights into the challenges and triumphs of unions in Chicago.

We take pride in being a platform that offers a balanced perspective, allowing for opposing viewpoints to be presented, fostering healthy and constructive debate. By maintaining a detailed archive, readers can easily access a wealth of historical and background information on Chicago’s labor movement.

Join Us!

We invite you to explore Chicago Union News and engage in informative discussions about unions in our city. Together, we can work towards empowering Chicago’s labor force, advocating for equitable working conditions, and creating lasting change. Thank you for being a part of our community!

Stay informed, stay united!

Chicago Union News Team

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