Chicago's Mayor Daley says city hall must furlough employees other than police and firefighters to help close a $300-million budget deficit.
"This is a real crisis. The economy is much more difficult than anyone understands. We have glimmers of hope. That's good, but you need more than a glimmer of hope. You need people go back to a job, and not being laid off, and not losing their home," Daley said.
The Chicago Federation of Labor told ABC7 Chicago Saturday that a coalition of almost 40 unions that represent Chicago employees is considering the city's request.