Five months after ending free rides for all senior citizens, the CTA is still providing free rides to thousands of civil service employees — a practice that dates back to 1945, when it was mainly a “courtesy” extended to police and firefighters.
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.
It was a disappointing day in court for more than 70 laid-off City of Chicago traffic aides.
City Hall has laid off 80 full time traffic aides, as part of the budget cutbacks that Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced back in May.