CHICAGO (AP) — Union leaders issued a report Tuesday that outlines ways Chicago can save $242 million while also saving the jobs of hundreds of city workers whom Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said he must lay off.

The union leaders said at a news conference that the report they delivered to Emanuel's office takes aim at city departments that are inefficient and bloated with far too many managers and a "patronage" system that unfairly awards contracts to "private contractors and contributors" at the expense of the city's union workers.

The report was released by the Chicago Federation of Labor and the Chicago & Cook County Building & Construction Trades Council that the leaders say represent 8,000 union workers in the city and is the latest volley in a battle between unions and Emanuel.

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