September 19, 2010 (CHICAGO) --Union carpenters at McCormick Place have settled a labor dispute with a trade show exhibitor that prompted a strike. The two sides reached the agreement Sunday. The two-day dispute centered on work rules and threatened to cause complications at the International Manufacturing Technology Show.
The settlement was reached in time for carpenters to dismantle and pack up exhibits from the show.
Despite today's agreement, a federal lawsuit remains. It was filed by the union over the recent overhaul of labor rules at McCormick Place.