Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rahm Fires Union Janitors Replaces Them With Non-Union Workers

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was branded a “hypocrite” on Tuesday for championing the middle-class at the national level and giving them the shaft locally—by awarding a $99 million O’Hare Airport janitorial contract to a company replacing 300 union custodians with lower-paid, non-union janitors.
There's more:
Four aldermen—Roderick Sawyer (6th), Rick Munoz (22nd), Scott Waguespack (32nd) and Nick Sposato (36th) said the United Maintenance contract is part of a “disturbing trend” that has seen Emanuel sell out middle-class workers to save a few bucks.
Trouble in the banana republic of Chicago because Rahm sided with the Chicago Mob:
Citing allegations of mob ties to United Maintenance owner Rick Simon, the aldermen demanded that Emanuel re-bid the United contract in the short-term and adopt the “responsible bidders” ordinance to prevent a repeat.
Here's more on the Rahm linked Chicago Mob story. Just a reminder when you here Rahm and Obama talk about the "middle class".