Article Image
News Link • Economy - Economics USA

Emanuel sends layoff notices to city workers in union showdown

• Chicago Sun Times

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is sending layoff notices to about 625 city of Chicago employees — and delaying 61 blocks of curb and gutter improvements and 76 blocks of sidewalk repairs — after union leaders didn’t agree to work-rule changes the mayor wants or offer alternate ways to cut costs by a deadline Friday.

“My duty as mayor is to protect our city’s taxpayers and be their voice — not to protect the city’s payroll,” Emanuel said at a City Hall news conference Friday. “No amount of smoke and mirrors can put off the tough decisions any longer.”


1 Comments in Response to

Comment by Forty Four O Nine
Entered on:

Bet none of those layoffs were police

Join us on our Social Networks:


Share this page with your friends on your favorite social network:

Stop Wars T-shirt at The Bitcoin Store