Is Chicago laboring to keep from losing key shows?

I don't know, but if I were a city official for Chi-town, I'd be working hard to clean up the labor situation. After all, union difficulties already had some influence over the National Hardware Show to defect to Vegas--and now it looks like "Chicago's second-largest convention, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, is considering moving from the city's McCormick Place convention center and is looking at Las Vegas as a possible new home," according to an article in the Las Vegas Sun.

While it's not a done deal, it is an indication of just how urgent a resolution to Chicago's labor issues is to the city's status as one of the top convention destinations in the U.S.

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