Yearly Archives: 2008

1% Arbitration Rescheduled

The arbitration over the County’s failure to maintain the 1% wage increase that was implemented in June of 2008 and taken back a few months later had been scheduled for December 12th, 2008  but has now been rescheduled due to a conflict in the schedule of the  Assistant  Cook County State’s Attorney handling the case for […]

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Blagojevich Arrested

Governer Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris were arrested by the FBI this morning, December 9, 2008.  Your AFSCME People committee decided to not endorse Blagojevich when he ran for re-election in 2006.  Read the 76 page complaint filed in federal court by clicking this link. On a related note, here is the opinion […]

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LINKS to COUNTY BUDGET HEARING DATES and COUNTY BUDGET

 The budget hearing schedule can be found by clicking this link.  Or click this for a link to the actual budget proposal in pdf form.

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Happy Holidays

Dear Sisters and Brothers: With the onset of the Holiday Season, allow me to update you on a few items of interest. Holiday Party The local will be holding it’s annual holiday party on December 12th at Moretti’s on West Jackson.  The deadline for RSVP is December 4, 2008.  You can bring one guest and law […]

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Patrick Ryan wins 21st Jack Carey Scholarship for Winter/Spring 2009

Patrick Ryan, a third year law student at John Marshall law school, won the winter/spring 2009 Jack Carey Scholarship last week.  The award, which was recently increased from $2000 to $2500, was awarded to Ryan who was selected from a field of many qualified and respected candidates.  Ryan has been working for months as a […]

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Sun Times Story on Pension Fund

Here is a link to a recent story in the Chicago Sun Times concerning a mailing sent by the pension board to participants.  Click this. 

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Union Holiday Party

The annual, local sponsored Holiday Party, is scheduled for 12/12/08, Friday night, at Moretti’s on Jackson.   There will be four hours of open bar, food and music.  Our D.J. for the evening is Tom Pazen who has spun at many clubs throughout Chicago including SmartBar and Crobar.   You must RSVP by 12/4/08 in […]

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Refusing Appointment on New Cases

The New York Times has a story about public defender offices in some jurisdictions refusing appointment on new cases due to their enormous caseloads.  The Local has a proposal in local negotiations regarding this exact issue. To read the story from the New York Times, click this.

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Please Welcome our New Attorneys

I am happy to report that the County has hired five attorneys to fill five entry level positions at the Civil bureau. The names of the attorneys (who have all become full members) are: TINA LEWIS MEGHAN KENNEDY DYLAN BARETT ANDREW ABALE, and LAUREN THREATTE. Please join me in extending a very warm welcome to […]

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ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 4TH. DON’T FORGET TO . . .

AND THANKS FOR VOTING EARLY TO THOSE WHO DID AND TO THOSE WHO VOLUNTEERED ON CAMPAIGNS THIS ELECTION SEASON AND GOT INVOLVED IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS.

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