Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:35 PM
marmar (70,078 posts)
Rahm Emanuel blasted for replacing O’Hare janitors
(Chicago Sun-Times) 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.
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.
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.
“We know it’ll cost us more money, but it’s the socially responsible thing to do….There’s no way that anybody can agree that, simply to save a nickel here and a nickel there that we should put all of these families out on the street,” Munoz said. ...................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.suntimes.com/16950379-761/mayor-blasted-for-replacing-ohare-janitors.html
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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:04 PM
jody (26,624 posts)
2. Which part of the "'responsible bidders' ordinance" does Simon believe the Mayor violated?
2. What are the specific requirements?
All bidders must:
a) Comply with all laws pre-requisite to doing business in Illinois
b) Produce evidence of a federal employer tax number or social security number
c) Provide evidence of compliance with Equal Opportunity Employer requirements
d) Provide evidence of all specified insurance coverages
e) Comply with all provisions of the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act
f) Must be participating in a USDOL approved and registered apprenticeship program
g) Comply with any other additional requirements a community may find beneficial