One of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s top Chicago Labor allies is clashing with him over the new janitors’ contract at O’Hare International Airport.
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.
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.
The SEIU wants Lisa Madigan to investigate potential mob ties to United Maintenance.
The city told them in May it was privatizing their jobs, but the workers say they were hoping to keep working.
Dozens 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.
Union 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.
The Chicago Public Schools have struck a labor deal with their second largest union, but not the one that represents teachers.
Thousands of Chicago janitors have reached a tentative deal that would avert a strike next week at private buildings and public schools.
On 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.
The 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.