An arbitration panel ruled Monday that the CTA is violating its contract with the rail union workers by outsourcing snow removal to a politically connected company, Christy-Webber.
The arbitrator ordered the CTA to stop the subcontracting immediately "except in those rare cases of verifiable emergency'' and only when
there are not enough union members available to clear the snow
adequately, said the ruling by arbitrator John C. Fletcher, the Tribune reported.
For its part, the CTA insists they did use the company in emergencies because not enough union employees had signed up to be on call for snow removal.
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