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Record #: O2011-740   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 2/9/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 5/18/2011
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-92 regarding protection of concession revenues, and workforce stability during contractor transitions and minimum wage at Chicago O’Hare and Midway International Airports
Sponsors: Munoz, Ricardo
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 92 Dept. of Purchases, Contracts & Supplies
Attachments: 1. O2011-740.pdf
ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, O' Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport are the major gateways to the City of Chicago; and
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago has a financial and proprietary interest in the success of contractors doing business at O' Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport; and
WHEREAS, passengers and others using the Airports need and deserve uninterrupted access to concessions at the Airports; and
WHEREAS, work disruptions at the Airports can lead to unnecessary and costly delays for the traveling public and a loss of revenue for the City; and
WHEREAS, the City wishes to shield itself, its citizens, and visitors from any impact that labor disputes may have to the extent legally permissible; and
WHEREAS, the City is dedicated to exceptional customer service; and
WHEREAS, incumbent employees have invaluable knowledge and experience regarding Airport operations and the professional handling of conditions peculiar to an airport such as sudden influxes of customers at odd hours and intervals; and
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago in 1998 adopted the Chicago Jobs and Living Wage Ordinance to ensure that employees of City contractors receive a minimum wage that keeps them out of poverty; and
WHEREAS, thousands of employees of City contractors working in airport concessions O' Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport have been excluded from the City' s living wage; and
WHEREAS, the City finds that concession contracts should not be carved out of City minimum wage requirements applying to other City contracts; and
WHEREAS, a number of airports around the country have adopted policies to protect concessions revenue from disruptions, ensure workforce stability during contractor transitions, or set a minimum wage for contracted workers including Los Angeles International Airport, John F Kennedy International Airport, Miami International Airport, LaGuardia International Airport, Newark International Airport, San Francisco I...

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