Play Ball or Else
Mayor Daley on Saturday defended his call for a partial shutdown of city services after three upcoming holidays and warned city unions to take part or face more layoffs.
"If they don't participate, there will be layoffs,'' Daley said in response to questions at a news conference about a testy meeting between union and city officials Friday. "Otherwise you cannot afford what you need in government.''
Chicago Federation of Labor President Dennis Gannon said the meeting to finalize a list of 929 city workers to be laid off was a "very tense exchange -- just ugly.''
Or paying certain people for half the work they were hired to do.
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