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.”