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CTA Postpones Unveiling Budget Amid Progress In Union Talks

The CTA was supposed to unveil its 2013 budget Thursday – but canceled the presentation minutes before a scheduled news conference because of overnight progress in talks with its two major unions.

11/15/2012

City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

City Deal With Streets & Sanitation Workers Could Save $30M

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is celebrating an agreement with streets and sanitation workers that could save the city $30 million, and help provide faster response time for tree-trimming requests, rodent control, and graffiti removal.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

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

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RTA Boss Backs CTA Plan To Change Work Rules

The head of the Regional Transportation Authority said Thursday that he backs the CTA’s decision to demand major changes to work rules — and impose fare hikes and service cuts if talks fail.

WBBM Newsradio–10/20/2011

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No CTA Fare Hike, Despite $277 Million Deficit

The CTA won’t increase fares or cut service in the coming year — if its unions agree to $160 million or more in work rule changes.

10/19/2011

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