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Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Mayor Risks Becoming Scrooge In O’Hare Labor Controversy

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson sides with the paid help at O’Hare International Airport, who are being cast aside this holiday season to save a relative few bucks in the city budget.

12/13/2012

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

Union workers gather outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office at City Hall on Nov. 9, 2012, to protest a move to replace union custodians at O'Hare International Airport with non-union workers, under a new contract with a different custodial firm. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Calling For Controversial O’Hare Janitorial Contract To Be Re-Bid

Some Chicago aldermen said Tuesday that the city’s janitorial contract at O’Hare International Airport should be rebid, over concerns about the layoffs the contract would mean for union janitors, as well as the company’s ties to mob figures.

WBBM Newsradio–12/11/2012

Paul Fosco (Credit: American News Post)

Executive For O’Hare Contractor Has Felony Conviction, Mob Ties

More questions have been raised about executives at a Chicago company that was just awarded a $99.5 million city contract for custodial work at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2012

Laura Garza of the SEIU wants the O'Hare janitorial contract investigated.

Janitors’ Union Calling for Investigation of City Contract

The SEIU wants Lisa Madigan to investigate potential mob ties to United Maintenance.

11/30/2012