Tom Ryan

Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 President Tom Ryan announces the union's support for an ordinance that would prevent banks from kicking out renters during foreclosure proceedings. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Firefighters Union Backs Ordinance To Allow Renters To Stay Put During Foreclosures

The union that represents Chicago firefighters is getting behind a proposal that would prevent banks from kicking out renters during foreclosure proceedings.


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Unions, Retirees Slam Mayor’s Plan To Cut Health Care Subsidy

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.


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Police, Fire Unions Raise Objections To School Safety Plan

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.


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Emanuel, Firefighters Union Spar Over Proposed Contract Concessions

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.”

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

Rahm Emanuel Officially Announces His Bid To Become Mayor Of Chicago

Mayor-Elect Emanuel Works The Firefighter Crowd

Chicago’s next mayor offers his hand to frontline rescue workers and has coffee with them, with the sensitive issue of public pensions looming.