On April 2, 2015, the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered a temporary restraining order against the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), requiring CTA to allow members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Locals 241 and 308 to distribute flyers about the upcoming Chicago Mayoral election in CTA break rooms. Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, […]
The Nation’s 150th Anniversary Special Issue features a good summary of Tom’s latest book, Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement. You can read the summary at the Nation’s website, or buy the book at Amazon.com, Indiebound, or directly from the publisher.
The Atlantic recently published a piece by Kim Phillips-Fein of New York University that discusses the decline of the American labor movement and reviews some solutions, including those proposed by Tom Geoghegan of Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. in his new book, Only One Thing Can Save Us. The whole piece is available on the […]
In November 2014, the lawyers at Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. filed a suit on behalf of their clients, Friends of the Parks, Sylvia Mann, and John Buenz, challenging the City of Chicago’s decision to locate the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on Chicago’s lakefront. On March 12, the U.S. District Court in Chicago denied […]
Join Tom at the Evanston Public Library on April 8th at 7pm for a book reading and signing of “Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs A New Kind of Labor Movement.” The library is located at 1703 Orrington Avenue in Evanston, Illinois. Visit the Evanston Public Library website for complete details.
Our firm was profiled today in Crain’s Chicago Business: The same name appears again and again on some of the highest-profile lawsuits filed against the city of Chicago, its school board and its park district: attorney Thomas Geoghegan. Not that he’s racked up the wins. The Chicago Board of Education closed almost 50 schools in […]
“The same name appears again and again on some of the highest-profile lawsuits filed against the city of Chicago, its school board and its park district: attorney Thomas Geoghegan.” Read more about Tom, the firm, and the influence of our founder, Leon Despres, in this front-page piece from Crain’s.
In a recent article in the Atlantic, Who Should Select Senators?, constitutional scholar Garrett Epps examines the ways in which states are subverting the goals of the Seventeenth Amendment by creating procedures that delay and hamper the people’s right to elect their Senators directly. In his article, he discusses two suits filed by Despres, Schwartz […]
Thomas Geoghegan, a veteran labor lawyer, wants his book read by upscale liberals who worry about income inequality and the vanishing middle class but who turn up their noses at all those stolid unions still clinging to life in urban America. Properly reconstituted, Geoghegan insists, the labor movement can save us, and by “us” he […]