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.
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.
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.”
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.
The Emanuel Administration’s crackdown on scofflaws within the ranks of its own employees seems to be paying off.
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 is cracking down on city workers who haven’t paid their old parking tickets and other debts.
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.
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.
More than 70 city employee positions are on the chopping block under a budget proposal in north suburban Waukegan.
Mayoral candidate Gery Chico said Tuesday he’s open to getting rid of the rule that requires city employees to live in the city.