Rahm Reopens Libraries
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan today to keep the city's branch libraries open six days a week by rehiring union workers and relocating employees from the Harold Washington Library to the neighborhood outposts.
And how did he do it?
- Emanuel made the move without the cooperation of the library employees union, which has engaged in contentious negotiations with the mayor over the plan.
And guess what else?
- Because the union workers being rehired are part-time employees, not librarians, Emanuel can change their work schedules without union agreement.
So he's busting out the union anyway. Way to go Rahm! If a signed legal document isn't worth the paper it's printed on, well then, who really gives a rat's ass any more?
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