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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

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Chicago Library Janitors Laid Off

The city told them in May it was privatizing their jobs, but the workers say they were hoping to keep working.

11/30/2012

Union janitors who work at O'Hare International Airport hold a candlelight vigil outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house on Nov. 29, 2012, to protest plans award the janitorial contract to a new company that does not use union labor. (Credit: CBS)

O’Hare Janitors Descend On Mayor’s House To Protest Looming Job Cuts

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.

11/29/2012

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)

O’Hare Janitors Stage City Hall Protest Against Change In Contractors

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.

11/09/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Reaches Deal With Service Employees’ Union

The Chicago Public Schools have struck a labor deal with their second largest union, but not the one that represents teachers.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Janitors

Janitor Strike Averted With Tentative Deal

Thousands of Chicago janitors have reached a tentative deal that would avert a strike next week at private buildings and public schools.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

Union janitors hold a rally after voting to authorize a strike on March 31, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Activists Evoke Dr. King In Calling For Fair Contract For Janitors

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.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Union janitors hold a rally after voting to authorize a strike on March 31, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Janitors May Soon Walk Off The Job

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.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012