CFL News
October 18, 2011

Our Airports, Our Communities forum

Public forum on living wages, stable jobs at O'Hare and Midway airports and their impacts on Chicago communities November 1 in Chicago

In the coming months more than 1,500 Chicago residents could be thrown out of work at O'Hare and Midway airports as the City of Chicago signs multi-billion dollar deals with multinational companies in the largest turnover of concessions in Chicago's history.

While 70% of O'Hare and Midway concessions are controlled by multinational companies based overseas, they have used a loophole to evade Chicago's "living wage" for contractors, pocketing millions of dollars that should benefit Chicago workers and communities.

Now Chicago Aldermen are calling on concession companies looking for contracts at Chicago's airports to respect Chicago communities by ensuring job stability, living wages, and labor peace by introducing the Stable Jobs Stable Airports Ordinance.

"Our Airports, Our Communities"

Public forum on living wages, stable jobs at O'Hare and Midway airports and their impacts on Chicago communities

Tuesday November 1, 5:30pm

Gage Gallery, Roosevelt University,

18 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Featuring:

Madeline Janis of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) on what other cities have done  

Airport workers telling their own stories of the impact of unstable, low-wage jobs on Chicago communities

Faculty from eight Chicago-area universities

Chicago aldermen on efforts to ensure stable jobs, living wages at Chicago's airports 

 

Sponsored the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice at Roosevelt University with participating faculty from the University of Chicago, Roosevelt University, Loyola University, DePaul University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois, Northwestern University, and Dominican University.

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