Waving purple sheets of paper in the air and chanting “Yes, we can!” about 2,000 janitors rallied at Teamster City at Ashland Avenue and Jackson Boulevard on Saturday.
An arbitrator has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn may not lay off more than 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities, because the move would violate a deal with a state labor union.
A major labor union has asked an independent arbitrator to intervene in their dispute with Gov. Pat Quinn over his decision to cancel pay raises for some 30,000 state employees.