Chicago Federation of Labor
President Jorge Ramirez joined a growing chorus of supporters on
Wednesday who are calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to reconsider a $99
million city contract that would cause more than 300 union custodial
workers at O’Hare Airport to lose their jobs by the end of this week.
who has been considered an ally of Emanuel, was joined by fellow labor
leaders and advocates at a press conference held at City Hall to oppose
the a five-year deal with United Maintenance Inc., to provide
cleaning services to O’Hare beginning December 15.
really jeopardizes the well-being of close to 350 men and women who go
to work every day keeping the world’s busiest airport clean,” Ramirez
said. “These workers have done nothing wrong, yet on Friday, less than
two weeks before Christmas they stand to lose their jobs.”
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