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Chicago Federation Of Labor

The McCormick Place convention center complex. (Credit: CBS)

Unions Helping Chicago Land New Trade Shows, Conventions

Mayor Emanuel says Chicago is getting more convention and trade show business largely because of unprecedented cooperation with the local labor unions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/02/2013

Jorge Ramirez

Labor Boss, Key Emanuel Ally Wants Mayor To Rebid O’Hare Janitorial Contract

One of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s top Chicago Labor allies is clashing with him over the new janitors’ contract at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2012

The main stage in the Time Warner Cable Arena September 3, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina as preparations for the 2012 Democratic National Convention continue. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Illinois Delegates Upbeat About Democratic Convention

On this Labor Day, delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte are preparing for their sessions, which begin tomorrow.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (left) is up against Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (right) in his bid to avoid being recalled from office, in the wake of his successful push to essentially eliminate union bargaining rights for government workers in Wisconsin. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images and Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)

Illinois Democrats, Republicans Look To Impact Walker Recall Election In Wisconsin

A local political expert says the fight in Wisconsin over whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker is an unfortunate event for both sides in the political battle.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

City Hall

Republican Lawmaker Targets Controversial Pension Perk

House Republican Leader Tom Cross said Thursday that he plans to push for legislation to repeal a 1991 law that allows union leaders from Chicago to reap inflated retirement benefits from ailing city pension funds.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears at a public budget hearing Monday night at Kennedy King College. (CBS)

Labor Unrest Growing Under Emanuel Administration

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing a growing tide of discontent from the city’s labor unions. Fired workers, rejected contract-compromises, and unanswered cost-saving ideas all have begun generating protests aimed at City Hall.

CBS 2–08/30/2011

Jorge Ramirez

City Labor Unions Offer Cost-Saving Ideas To Avoid Layoffs

Answering Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s call to come up with $10 million in cost savings to avoid 625 layoffs, union leaders on Tuesday offered their own ideas to save $250 million a year.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

Rahm Emanuel

Mayor’s Office, Labor Leaders Meet To Discuss Work Rule Changes

The Emanuel administration and labor union leaders were back at the bargaining table on Monday, trying to work out a deal to avoid 625 threatened layoffs of city workers.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

CBS 2 viewer John Kapusciarz took this photo of a crew of three city workers that was sent out to change a light bulb in an alley behind his business. One worker took out a chair and sat down the whole time. (Photo courtesy John Kapusciarz)

How Many City Workers Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?

How many city workers does it take to change a light bulb? Sounds like a joke right? But it’s not funny when it’s our tax dollars being wasted.

CBS 2–07/12/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Doing Away With Furlough Days For City Workers

One of the first major challenges facing Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a Thursday night deadline, when furloughs negotiated between former Mayor Richard M. Daley and labor leaders expire.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011