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Navy Pier security guards strike over new contractor

Navy Pier security guards strike over new contractor

Navy Pier's security guards went on strike Thursday to protest a new security contractor the union says plans to replace them with workers making half their wage.

Allied Universal, which took over from previous contractor SMG on Wednesday, has refused to recognize the workers' collective bargaining agreement and "made clear it plans to eliminate 90 percent of the union positions and replace experienced security professionals earning $24 an hour with outsourced workers making just $13," Teamsters Local 727, which represents the 43 security, fire and safety workers, said in a news release.

A spokesperson for Navy Pier, the city's No....

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