City Service Cuts
Mayor Richard Daley said Tuesday he will shut down city services except for police and fire for three days during holiday weeks as he tries to cut spending.
City offices will be shuttered as employees take unpaid days off the day after Thanksgiving, on Christmas Eve and on New Year's Eve this year and next year for a total of six days.
Dennis Gannon, head of the Chicago Federation of Labor, said it is not clear what the unions can do to avert the city's shutdown.
"At the end of the day, I don't believe there is much we can do about it," Gannon said.
No word on when aldercreatures will be giving up their discretionary funds, their $110,000 "part-time" salaries, their D-3 bodyguard details, and anything else that isn't balanced on the backs of city workers rather than the over bloated bureaucracy and top heavy management.
We can hardly wait for the actual budget to be released.
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