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 […]
Yearly Archives: 2008
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.