Emanuel's Plan To Fund Pensions: Amending The State ConstitutionChicago needs 276 million for police and fire pensions. And in 2022, another 310 million for municipal pensions.
Unions Helping Chicago Land New Trade Shows, ConventionsMayor Emanuel says Chicago is getting more convention and trade show business largely because of unprecedented cooperation with the local labor unions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Labor Boss, Key Emanuel Ally Wants Mayor To Rebid O'Hare Janitorial ContractOne of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top Chicago Labor allies is clashing with him over the new janitors’ contract at O’Hare International Airport.
Illinois Delegates Upbeat About Democratic ConventionOn this Labor Day, delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte are preparing for their sessions, which begin tomorrow.
Illinois Democrats, Republicans Look To Impact Walker Recall Election In WisconsinA local political expert says the fight in Wisconsin over whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker is an unfortunate event for both sides in the political battle.
Republican Lawmaker Targets Controversial Pension PerkHouse Republican Leader Tom Cross said Thursday that he plans to push for legislation to repeal a 1991 law that allows union leaders from Chicago to reap inflated retirement benefits from ailing city pension funds.
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.
City Labor Unions Offer Cost-Saving Ideas To Avoid LayoffsAnswering Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s call to come up with $10 million in cost savings to avoid 625 layoffs, union leaders on Tuesday offered their own ideas to save $250 million a year.
Mayor's Office, Labor Leaders Meet To Discuss Work Rule ChangesThe Emanuel administration and labor union leaders were back at the bargaining table on Monday, trying to work out a deal to avoid 625 threatened layoffs of city workers.
How Many City Workers Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?How many city workers does it take to change a light bulb? Sounds like a joke right? But it's not funny when it’s our tax dollars being wasted.
Emanuel Doing Away With Furlough Days For City WorkersOne of the first major challenges facing Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a Thursday night deadline, when furloughs negotiated between former Mayor Richard M. Daley and labor leaders expire.