- Mayor Rahm Emanuel brushed aside allegations Tuesday that the owner of a company awarded a $99 million O’Hare Airport janitorial contract was the longtime business partner of a man with ties to organized crime.
“We had a competitive process. This company won and they’re now offering jobs to the other [union] workers to also work for them at the airport doing the janitorial services,” the mayor said.
“I would note that that same company has a number of contracts with high-rises downtown in the city of Chicago with SEIU [Service Employees International Union]. So, there’s a fuller story, a more complete story. There’s more than just one side to this story.”
Business as usual. Unions, politicians, the Outfit. Who would've guessed?