Chicago's new labor rules


So, what do you think about the Illinois legislature passing some new rules that will reduce the costs of labor and services at Chicago's McCormick Place? I was talking with someone yesterday who is a long-time exhibitor at Chicago shows, and his first exclamations was, "It's about time!" I have to agree that Chicago desperately needed to do something to bring McCormick Place more in line with labor rules at other large-convention destinations like Orlando and Las Vegas -- it was fairly notorious for being exhibitor non-friendly.

Keith Johnson is thinking it may be too little, too late, but I'm not so sure that this isn't just the fix the city needed to get competitive (assuming, of course, that the governor signs the bill into law). Be curious to know what you think.

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