"It shouldn't be one year. We're competing in a global economy. They're paying people $3 an hour in some places, or $4 and $5 in some places. So, how do we compete in the quality of life we want to give somebody? We give them tax advantages for the life of that employee. I think that will work out," Daley said.
Mayor Daley urged McCormick Place exhibitors and unions to keep jobs in Chicago by revising their rates and work rules so conventions don't move to other cities.