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Service Employees Union Wants Chicago To Give Them The Same Deal As Another Union

Crossing guard workers and detention aides say they’re doing dangerous work while protecting the public. Which is why they say they want the same union contract as some other city of Chicago workers. The Service Employees International Union says they want the same deal the city has with the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees. The city didn’t immediately return requests for comment. SEIU says it met with city officials. A counter offer was presented. Union reps wouldn’t reveal details of the contract only saying discussions continue. WBEZ’s Yolanda Perdomo reports.

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More than a hundred workers and supporters rally at the Thompson Center before a march around city hall in Chicago.

More than a hundred workers and supporters rally at the Thompson Center before a march around city hall in Chicago.

Yolanda Perdomo

Crossing guard workers and detention aides said they’re doing dangerous work while protecting the public. Which is why they want the same union contract as some other city of Chicago workers.

The Service Employees International Union said they want the same deal the city has with the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees.

The city didn’t immediately return requests for comment. SEIU said it met with city officials. A counter offer was presented.

Union reps would not reveal details of the contract, only saying that the discussions continue.

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