Save lives, save jobs

Dennis Gannon, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, opposes drastic Cook County budget cuts at a rally of hundreds in Chicago, Jan. 29. “This is all about saving jobs and about the future of our communities. It’s time that the little people’s voices are heard,” he said. Cook County Board President Todd Stroger proposed slashing the county budget which would close 16 clinics and eliminate up to 6,500 jobs. Union members and community groups have led a surge of protests against the cuts.