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McCormick Place

Labor Deal At McCormick Place Revives Work Rule Changes

They’re calling it the start of a new era of labor peace, saying that Chicago is now open for trade show business. Two Chicago labor unions today announced they are dropping their court fight and agreeing to new work rules at McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2011

Union members, activists and members of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition rally at the Thompson Center to support President Barack Obama's jobs plan on Sept. 10, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Unions, Activists March To Support Obama Jobs Plan

Several hundred people gathered in the Thompson Center plaza on Saturday to voice support for the jobs plan unveiled Thursday by President Obama.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses questions from the public during a town hall meeting on the city budget on Aug. 31, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Hosts Second Town Hall Meeting On Budget

Mayor Rahm Emanuel got another earful from concerned Chicagoans at the second town hall meeting this week to discuss the city budget.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears at a public budget hearing Monday night at Kennedy King College. (CBS)

Labor Unrest Growing Under Emanuel Administration

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing a growing tide of discontent from the city’s labor unions. Fired workers, rejected contract-compromises, and unanswered cost-saving ideas all have begun generating protests aimed at City Hall.

CBS 2–08/30/2011

Jorge Ramirez

City Labor Unions Offer Cost-Saving Ideas To Avoid Layoffs

Answering Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s call to come up with $10 million in cost savings to avoid 625 layoffs, union leaders on Tuesday offered their own ideas to save $250 million a year.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

City Hall

Unions: City Hall Top-Heavy With Managers

Labor unions representing city workers on Tuesday will announce cost-cutting suggestings that take aim at managers. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has an early look.

07/25/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Mayor Sends Letters To City Workers, Explaining Proposed Layoffs

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has begun officially notifying employees that he soon will begin laying off hundreds of city workers if their unions don’t agree to $10 million worth of changes in their work rules.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Presents Proposed Work Rule Changes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning up the heat on organized labor by disclosing some of the work-rule changes he is asking union leaders to accept in order to save the jobs of 625 city employees.

WBBM Newsradio–07/06/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on June 29, 2011, that Walgreens would bring 600 new jobs to Chicago over the next two years, but at the same time he was threatening 625 city layoffs if labor unions didn't agree to cost saving measures. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Backing Off On Threat To Cut 625 Jobs

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed off on a threat to lay off 625 city workers earlier this week, instead going ahead with $20 million in budget cuts that don’t affect union jobs.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Holds Facebook Town Hall, Talks Burke Bodyguards, Recycling

At Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first Facebook town hall meeting on Thursday, everything from his ultimatum to organized labor to Ald. Ed Burke’s bodyguards came up in questions from the social-network-public.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Doing Away With Furlough Days For City Workers

One of the first major challenges facing Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a Thursday night deadline, when furloughs negotiated between former Mayor Richard M. Daley and labor leaders expire.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Union rally at Daley Plaza

Thousands Rally At Daley Plaza To Support Union Rights

Thousands of union workers gathered at Daley Plaza on Saturday in a show of solidarity for union colleagues in Wisconsin, where the governor and Republican lawmakers have passed legislation severely limiting their collective bargaining rights.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2011

Wisconsin State Assembly Democrats

Wis. Lawmakers Strip Public Workers Of Bargaining Rights

Wisconsin lawmakers have approved a controversial measure to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from the state’s public employees and Gov. Scott Walker says he’ll sign it as soon as possible.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2011

Chicago Mayoral Candidates Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun, Miguel del Valle, Rahm Emanuel, Patricia Van Pelt Watkins and William "Dock" Walls

Labor Unions Split In Race For Mayor

Not long after uniting behind Democrat Pat Quinn in the race for governor, Chicago’s labor unions remain split on who to back as the successor to Mayor Richard M. Daley.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2011

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