It looks like new Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is coming face to face with some real fiscal problems so he is confronting municipal unions with the choice of changes in rules and policies or severe layoffs.
Did you know Chicago municipal workers have a 35-hour workweek and are paid double-time for any hours over 35? And it sounds like this is just a minor opening skirmish compared to next year.
Don't be surprised if the union leaders choose layoffs.
Chicago Mayor Emanuel is giving unions a clear choice: perfectly reasonable work-rule changes or painful layoffs via Chicago Tribune