April 25, 2010: McPier

April 27, 2010 10:37:21 AM PDT
John Gates Jr., chairman of the interim board of the McCormick Pier and Exposition Authority; and Frank Libby, president and executive secretary/treasurer of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters joined Alan Krashesky this week. The carpenters union works at McCormick Place.

McCormick Place has lost two big conventions in the past half-year?plastics and medical?and might lose others because of high costs here. The board today issued recommendations, including making its union workers public employees.