A City Deal Doesn’t End Overtime

August 9, 2010  |  

(NYT) — Even though most of Chicago’s unionized workers agreed to forgo overtime pay and take unpaid furlough days to help reduce the city’s staggering budget deficit, many city workers continue to enjoy some of the most lucrative blue-collar work available: overtime.

When Mayor Richard M. Daley and labor leaders reached the deal last year, city officials said they could save millions of taxpayer dollars because union workers agreed to accept compensatory time off instead of the overtime they were entitled to under contracts with the Daley administration.

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