Aldermen Edward Burke and Brendan Reilly wrote a letter to AFSCME Council 31 executive director Henry Bayer that suggested the labor union forgo a proposed 3.5 percent pay raise this year. They said doing so could restore most of the jobs lost by library employees and reopen libraries on Mondays. [ more › ]
By Joe Davidson, The Washington Post Federal labor leaders are disappointed with President Obama’s proposal to raise federal employee pay by 1 percent next year.
Library advocates, employees, and AFSCME Council 31 members read letters written by concerned patrons out front of the mayor's office Thursday morning. After a long battle in the recent months Mayor Rahm Emanuel ultimately shortened...
28 aldermen sent a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel asking for a meeting with Budget Director Alexandra Holt on proposed cuts to library staffing, 911 dispatching, graffiti removal and public health centers. [ more › ]
A pair of Chicago aldermen on Tuesday called on city library workers to give up pay raises so branch libraries can stay open six days a week.