Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn said legislators should prepare to re-address new labor rules for workers at McCormick Place. Labor groups sued after the General Assembly passed new rules that allow exhibitors to do more of their own work setting up for conventions, instead of using union workers.
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The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, commonly known as McPier, currently oversees both McCormick Place and Navy Pier.But on Wednesday, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority trustee Jim Reilly announced that Navy Pier would now be managed and run by a new non-profit corporation.
Chicago politicians are celebrating the return of a major convention to McCormick Place. In recent years, a number of conventions decided to relocate outside of Chicago, costing the city millions in tourism dollars.