SEIU members are fighting back as more than 300 janitors and window washers at O'Hare International Airport are at risk of losing their jobs just days before Christmas this year.
Mayor Emanuel is replacing their employer with United Maintenance, a company with a history of undercutting good jobs. Jobs that are now full time and family-sustaining may become part time poverty jobs and hundreds of families may be forced onto taxpayer-funded assistance programs.
Chicago already has the third highest poverty rate, the second highest foreclosure rate, and the highest level of racial income disparity of any city in the country. Despite working harder than ever, average Chicagoans are not seeing the fruits of their labor and Mayor Emanuel is making the situation even worse.