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Committee on Workforce Development and Audit

Emanuel's $13-per-hour minimum wage not enough, labor contends

Minimum wage hike draws backers, detractors to council debate

Alderman wants bigger fines for impersonating a city worker

City Council committee clears new firefighter union contract

A City Council committee advanced a five-year contract on Tuesday that will raise wages for Chicago Fire Department employees despite questions about how the deal impacts city finances and the union’s pension plan.

The Workforce and Audit Committee unanimously approved by voice vote a contract for an estimated 4,645 workers represented by Chicago Fire Fighters Union, Local No. 2. Union members have already ratified the deal, which includes an 11 percent worker pay raise over five-years with the salary bump retroactively beginning in 2012.

Lieutenants contract ratified, will rank-and-file be next?

Aldermen push paid-sick days in City Council

The Chicago City Council will likely take a look at whether Chicago employers – like those in Washington D.C., Portland, Ore. and San Francisco – must provide paid sick days to their employees.

An ordinance introduced Wednesday by Aldermen Joe Moreno (1st) and Toni Foulkes (15th), would require Chicago businesses to give employees one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours they are on the clock.

City committee ratifies contract with police sergeants

Airport security sergeants on verge of union contract

The City of Chicago is close to finalizing a collective bargaining agreement for 25 security sergeants at the Department of Aviation after having initially fought unionization of the sergeants, who supervise security officers at O’Hare and Midway airports.

Measure allowing for new firefighter test moves forward

Steps are being taken to comply with the terms of a settlement that will give 138 former female firefighter applicants the option to reapply for a job with the Chicago Fire Department.

The City Council Committee on Workforce Development and Audit approved an ordinance Wednesday that would permit the city’s fire commissioner to enter into agreements with outside agencies to provide training and testing for “prospective members” of the fire department. Existing law grants the commissioner authority to contract with entities for the provision of services for current members only.