Trade Show Managers Blast McCormick Place
So, unlike some other conventions with no real benefit to staying in Chicago, the GASC has to take a less threatening stance. And, don't expect union work rule and other changes at McCormick Place to come easily. It's not the first time the GASC and other show organizers have sought improvements. Even in the current economy, with cities battling for trade shows and the money that visitors spend in restaurants and the like while there, the unions in Illinois carry a lot of clout with state lawmakers. With the Illini state's long-time reputation for fostering a dysfunctional, often corrupt, political process, changes in how McCormick Place is operated, certainly radical ones, remain far from any kind of slam dunk.
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