Monthly Archives: February 2011

Negotiations: Furloughs Placed on the Table by the County

Yesterday, contract negotiations continued with the county.  We were not surprised with the offer of furlough days to mitigate layoffs until the end of the fiscal year.  At the public hearings during the last two weeks, it was clear that the furlough idea was the panacea for our fiscal crisis according to some of the Commissioners.  We did […]

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Jack Carey Memorial Scholarship Spring Fundraiser

For the first time in nearly ten years, the Jack Carey Memorial Scholarship will host a fundraiser at a basketball game.   The Bulls are red hot and all players are now healthy and ready to put the Bulls in contention of winning a, dare we say it?, a Championship!  The Wizards will be in town on MARCH […]

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Galhotra’s Statement to the Finance Committee

Good evening Chairman Daley and commissioners. My name is Kulmeet Galhotra. I am an assistant public defender in Cook County and President of AFSCME Local 3315, the union that represents the front-line public defenders in Cook County. I am here to tell you that President Preckwinkle’s proposed budget, which will result in the layoffs of […]

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The Latest Information on the Budget Crisis

Sisters and Brothers: After meeting with management  today, here is the latest information on the budget crisis: For those of you who read the budget proposal and did not notice any job cuts, you are not alone.  However, if you look closely at page M-11, you will see an entry for Turnover Adjustment that amounts […]

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