Teachers Union Says CPS Hiring 200 More Janitors Not Enough For 'Filthy' Schools“We have rodents, roaches, mold, mildew, asbestos; in other words, filthy unsanitary unhealthy schools,” said CTU recording secretary Michael Brunson.
Labor Boss, Key Emanuel Ally Wants Mayor To Rebid O'Hare Janitorial ContractOne of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top Chicago Labor allies is clashing with him over the new janitors’ contract at O’Hare International Airport.
Aldermen Calling For Controversial O'Hare Janitorial Contract To Be Re-BidSome 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.
Executive For O'Hare Contractor Has Felony Conviction, Mob TiesMore 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.
Janitors' Union Calling for Investigation of City Contract The SEIU wants Lisa Madigan to investigate potential mob ties to United Maintenance.
Chicago Library Janitors Laid OffThe city told them in May it was privatizing their jobs, but the workers say they were hoping to keep working.
O'Hare Janitors Descend On Mayor's House To Protest Looming Job CutsDozens of union airport workers were holding a prayer vigil outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house on Thursday, asking him to reconsider a decision to hand custodial work at O’Hare International Airport to a new company that doesn't use union labor.
O'Hare Janitors Stage City Hall Protest Against Change In ContractorsUnion workers descended on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Friday, protesting the move to change companies handling janitorial services at O'Hare International Airport.
CPS Reaches Deal With Service Employees' UnionThe Chicago Public Schools have struck a labor deal with their second largest union, but not the one that represents teachers.
Janitor Strike Averted With Tentative DealThousands of Chicago janitors have reached a tentative deal that would avert a strike next week at private buildings and public schools.
Activists Evoke Dr. King In Calling For Fair Contract For JanitorsOn the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, union workers in Chicago are calling for a fair contract for janitors as they threaten to strike next week.
Chicago Janitors May Soon Walk Off The JobThe clock is ticking for janitors, who are ready to walk off the job next week if they don't reach a new deal with building owners.