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Finally: Chicago Workers Offered Maternity Leave After Decades Without It

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

The city of Chicago has never offered maternity leave to its pregnant employees, but the Emanuel administration announced a change to that policy Wedn...

Too Hot For Overtime: City Workers Say No Thanks

Posted 09.20.2011 | Chicago

How hot was it Wednesday? Hot enough to lead city workers to turn down overtime. ...

Rahm Emanuel Sends 625 Layoff Notices As Union Showdown Continues

Posted 09.14.2011 | Chicago

The fears of many city workers were realized Friday as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced 625 layoffs after the Chicago Federation of Labor reported...

Jailed City Worker Received Paychecks, Benefits

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Prompted by findings that a city worker collected a paycheck while sitting in prison, Chicago's inspector general is urging Mayor Richard Daley to req...

Mayor Daley To Privatize Some City Hiring

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Continuing a trend that has spanned much of his tenure as mayor, Chicago's Richard M. Daley announced today the privatization of another major city fu...

Daley Orders Employees To Forfeit Raises, Take Furlough Days

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two thousand non-union employees at six government agencies under Mayor Daley's control will be ordered to take furlough days and forfeit 2009 pay rai...

Daley Lays Off 431 City Workers After Unions Don't Blink

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 431 city workers were laid off Wednesday after two unions and the Daley administration were unable to reach an agreement by a 5 p.m. deadline,...

Daley, Union Leaders Meet About City's Proposed Layoffs

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Federation of Labor President Dennis Gannon emerged from an hour-long meeting with Mayor Daley today predicting that a painful package of unio...

City Layoff Notices Coming To Over 1,500 Workers

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 1,500 city employees -- 400 more than anticipated -- will receive layoff notices today, one day after union leaders boycotted Mayor Daley's ...

Broke Chicago: As Budget Hole Nears $300 Million City Could Lay Off 1,500 Workers, Tap Parking Meter Money

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is facing a budget deficit close to $300 million and city officials say they will need to lay off nearly 1,500 city workers unless union offic...

Union Leaders Bail On Meeting With Daley

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley dragged himself out of a sick bed today to try and stave off 1,100 layoffs, but he never got the chance to deliver his personal plea to or...

City Threatens Hundreds Of Layoffs Beginning Next Week

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A union refusal to agree to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's demand that members take 16 days off without pay and accept compensatory tim...

Daley Denies City Layoffs Loom

Chicago Public Radio | Susie An | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is dismissing reports that say layoff notices will be sent out to 1,100 city employees this week....

Daley To Union: 1,600 City Lay Offs Unless Concessions Made

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley will be forced to lay off up to 1,600 city employees -- none sworn police officers or firefighters -- unless organized labor agrees to ano...

More City Lay Offs Likely: Daley Aide

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley's chief of staff today announced $9.2 million in spending cuts and warned that more city workers could be laid off....

150 Out At City Hall

Chicago Tribune | Todd Lighty and Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Facing a shortage of money needed to run the city, Mayor Richard Daley in July offered a voluntary severance program for non-union workers. The mayor ...

Will City Layoffs Be Political? Daley Insists Not

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley on Tuesday scoffed at a federal hiring monitor's demand for guarantees to prevent the threatened layoff of well over 1,000 city employees ...