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Labor Unions Plan To File Lawsuit Against City Pension Reform Law

Labor leaders were planning to go to court to block legislation cutting pension benefits and raising the retirement ages for many city workers, and opening the door for a property tax hike to help pay the city’s share of employee pension costs.


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Retired City Workers Sue To Keep Health Care Subsidy

Chicago’s 30,000 retired city employees are trying to stop Mayor Rahm Emanuel from phasing out the city’s 55 percent subsidy for retiree health care and foisting Obamacare on them.


Mayor Emanuel volunteers for his new city-employee wellness initiative. (Brooke Collins/City of Chicago)

City Employees Sign Up In Droves For Wellness Program

The City of Chicago says it is well on its way to having almost all employees participating in its new Wellness Program, dubbed “Chicago Lives Healthy.”

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Mayor Emanuel volunteers for his new city-employee wellness initiative. (Brooke Collins/City of Chicago)

Emanuel: Wellness Program For City Workers Could Save Millions

The mayor estimates the healthcare cost savings will total tens of millions of dollars a year, by targeting and helping the small percentage of workers who cost the city the most for their health care.


At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

Report: City Succeeding In Collecting Outstanding Debt

The Emanuel Administration’s crackdown on scofflaws within the ranks of its own employees seems to be paying off.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

(Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

New Travel Policy Tells City Employees To Take CTA For Work

New travel mileage and reimbursement policies for city employees announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel Saturday include, for the first time, a clearly defined, enforceable policy that encourages employees to use public transportation.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Cracks Down On City Employee Debts

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is cracking down on city workers who haven’t paid their old parking tickets and other debts.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Mayor Sends Letters To City Workers, Explaining Proposed Layoffs

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has begun officially notifying employees that he soon will begin laying off hundreds of city workers if their unions don’t agree to $10 million worth of changes in their work rules.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Montage Of Credit Cards. (AP Graphic)

Emanuel Scales Back Credit Card Privileges For City Employees

An investigation that uncovered credit card abuses, which led to the ouster of the heads of the Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Park District, has prompted Mayor Rahm Emanuel to cancel most city credit cards and all petty cash.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

Waukegan Waterfront

Layoffs May Come For Over 70 Waukegan City Employees

More than 70 city employee positions are on the chopping block under a budget proposal in north suburban Waukegan.


Chicago Mayoral candidate Gery Chico. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Chico Says He Might End City Worker Residency Rule

Mayoral candidate Gery Chico said Tuesday he’s open to getting rid of the rule that requires city employees to live in the city.