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City's library custodians axed

December 3, 2012

CHICAGO — The 300 custodians in danger of losing their jobs at O'Hare Airport are not the only workers on the chopping block, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

library janitors 1On Friday, the 54 custodians in charge of maintaining Chicago's public libraries got their "walking papers," the article stated.

O'Hare janitors take plight to mayor's home

According to the article, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration confirmed the custodian's claim that layoff notices went out to the library janitors.

Emanuel's administration also confirmed that the janitors affected would be paid through December 14, the article noted.

"I'm very concerned because I don't know what I'm going to do. Christmas is coming. What about my bills I have to pay at home? No one is concerned about that," said Glenda Thomas, 47, who has worked at the Hegewisch branch for 17 years.

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