Traffic Aides

Free Rides For Some Government Workers Costing CTA MillionsFive 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.
Labor Unrest Growing Under Emanuel AdministrationMayor 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.
Judge Won't Reinstate City Traffic AidesIt was a disappointing day in court for more than 70 laid-off City of Chicago traffic aides.
80 City Traffic Aides Laid OffCity Hall has laid off 80 full time traffic aides, as part of the budget cutbacks that Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced back in May.