Monday, January 12, 2009
Organizers want a CBA for Chicago
In Chicago, organizers want to be assured that they will be able to negotiate a CBA if the city wins the 2016 Olympics bid. Alderman Preckwinkle will introduce a bill this week calling for expanded affordable housing and minority/women contracting requirements for Olympics projects. If the ordinance isn't approved, organizers may protest during the spring when international officials are scheduled to tour the city (Chicago is competing against Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the summer games).