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by Aricka Flowers
Fri Dec 14, 2012

Death Knell Rings For O'Hare Janitor Jobs

Bah, humbug!

That's the message some 300 O'Hare janitors got today, along with pink slips, due to the controversial new city contract with United Maintenance, Inc.

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by Steven Ross Johnson
Wed Dec 12, 2012

Calls For Emanuel To Rebid O'Hare Janitors Contract Get Louder With Increased Union Support (VIDEO)

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.

Ramirez, 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.

“This contract 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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by Aricka Flowers
Thu Dec 6, 2012

Alleged Mob Ties By O'Hare City Contractor Continues To Make Waves

The alleged mob ties of a new city contractor, who is costing more than 300 O'Hare workers their jobs right before the holidays, continues to make waves in the news.

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