The Riggers and Decorators are the same unions that earlier this year successfully quashed labor reform legislation drafted by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) in Chicago, which manages McCormick Place and Navy Pier. (See "Chicago Labor Legislation Faces Uphill Battle," February issue, page 11.) Local press reports suggest that the unions offered Rosemont the concessions in an effort to further undermine the bill, by demonstrating that legislation is not necessary for ...

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