Rahm Emanuel’s art of the deal

Interviewed by the Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones, outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel describes his April 26 negotiating session with Chicago Symphony Orchestra management and musicians:

“I asked each side to describe their proposal in front of each other. And then I sent them to separate rooms.

“Before they went, I said, give me your dietary restrictions and you’ll get all the food you want, but nobody goes home before this is settled. But because this is Friday and the Sabbath, I am going home at four-thirty, and I will either tell everybody you’re a bunch of schmucks or I will praise you all. It got settled at 4:22 p.m.”


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