Some union leaders are speaking out against the Chicago Transit Authority's new budget.On Tuesday, the CTA Board approved the agency's $1.24 billion budget proposal. The new budget avoids fare hikes or service cuts, but only if the CTA can get work rule concessions from labor unions.
Trade shows and conventions are booking Chicago's McCormick Place after a labor agreement with the city was reached last week. The new agreement allows McCormick exhibitors to unload vehicles and set up booths, rather than have union workers do it for them."
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said 138 police officers will be redeployed to a street beat by the end of this year, bringing the number of redeployed officers to more than 1000 since Emanuel took office.The mayor announced his plan with Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Thursday as part of his go
A new recycling program is beginning today in the city of Chicago.It pits the city's Streets and Sanitation department against two private companies to see who can pick up recycling the most efficiently.Lou Phillips is with Local 100, the union that represents Chicago's streets and sanitation worker
Hundreds of city workers will avoid being laid off for the time being, as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday announced $20 million dollars in cost saving measures after a labor concession agreement was allowed to lapse.Emanuel ordered a partial hiring freeze and said seven city-run health clinics
Chicago's mayor and thousands of city union workers are staring down a Thursday deadline to come up with an agreement that could save the city tens of millions of dollars.Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's administration banked on $32 million in labor concessions to help balance the 2011 budget.