The union that represents Chicago firefighters is getting behind a proposal that would prevent banks from kicking out renters during foreclosure proceedings.
Union leaders and retirees blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for saving $108.7 million by phasing out a city subsidy for retiree health care and using roughly the same amount of public money to build a new basketball arena near McCormick Place.
The plan, called safe passage- involves not only police, but firefighters, animal control officers and streets and san employees. CBS 2’s Dorothy tucker explains why they’re so upset.
The Chicago Firefighters Union has been using heated language to describe ongoing contract talks with the Emanuel Administration, but the mayor stressed Wednesday that firefighters are not “immune from change and reform.”
Chicago’s next mayor offers his hand to frontline rescue workers and has coffee with them, with the sensitive issue of public pensions looming.