Chicago cabbies group wants to join union

By John Byrne, Chicago Tribune

A group of Chicago cabbies announced another move today in their fight to get City Hall to raise taxi fares and take other steps to improve their bottom line, saying they will try to join a national union to strengthen their bargaining position.

How to rescue pensions for Chicago’s City Hall and CPS

Chicago Tribune

In any rising crisis, there’s efficiency in proposing the most devastating, least workable solutions as early as possible: That allows discussions to migrate quickly toward more reasonable fixes before the crisis — here it’s the threatened implosion of public pensions for Chicago police, firefighters, teachers and other workers — reaches a terrible climax.