Yearly Archives: 2013

THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT

As many of you know by now, I will be transitioning in the coming weeks to a position in Management. It was not an easy decision for me, primarily because I will miss my work for our Local. Through this work, I have had an opportunity for the past decade of serving the membership, helping […]

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HOLIDAY PARTY- SAVE THE DATE

Keep December 13th open for the Union Holiday Party. The bash will be held at Joe’s on Weed again, the same location as last year. More information will follow.

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BOAT CRUISE THIS THURSDAY

For those of you who have reserved your spot for this year’s summer outing, we will be touring Lake Michigan and the Chicago River courtesy of Chicago’s First Lady. Our vessel is Chicago’s Leading Lady which will be boarding at 6pm and will leave the dock on July 11, 2013 at 6:30. You can click […]

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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – SWEARING IN OF NEW BOARD

On Monday, July 1, the Executive Board will conduct an open General Membership Meeting, and will swear in the new Executive Board for a 2-year term. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria on the Second Floor of the Main Criminal Court Building at 2650 South California. The meeting will begin at 4pm. All […]

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SAVE YOUR SPOT ON THE BOAT CRUISE

The boat cruise is July 11, 2013. This is a popular event, and space is limited, so save your spot soon. To register, send a $15 check (payable to the Jack Carey Scholarship Fund) to Mark Douglass. Send an additional $15 check for any law clerks you wish to invite. If you want a non-member […]

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ELECTION RESULTS: EXECUTIVES AT-LARGE

Here are the results, after a very good turnout at the polls- the 3 at-large members are Joe Gump, Kevin Ochalla, and Scott Kozicki. Congratulations to all the candidates. Our Board has gone through some transition recently, and I look forward to working with the new Board on the many important issues facing our members. […]

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SAVE THESE DATES

Our Summer Events are just around the corner. Here are some dates to save: June 28th for the Union Golf Outing, and July 11th for the Union Boat Cruise. More information will following soon.

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UPCOMING ELECTION- CANDIDATE STATEMENTS

Just a reminder- we have an election for the three At-large Executive Board positions on May 14th. Each candidate is permitted to provide a candidate statement to post here on our blog, and explain why they are seeking your vote. Below are the candidate statements of Tim Leeming, Arleen Floren, Kevin Ochalla, Joe Gump, Mary Butterton, […]

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HAPPY MAY DAY!

The Board wishes everyone a happy May Day – a time to be reminded of the long history and struggle of workers for fairness on the job. Because of efforts of Public Defenders 25 years ago, our Local was formed, giving all of us a collective voice for bargaining with management, and negotiating compensation with […]

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RESULTS OF THE NOMINATION PROCESS

On April 15, 2013, the election chairperson held an open meeting for nominations for the Exective Board for our Local. For 4 of the seven Executive Board positions, only one person was nominated. Therefore, no election will be held for the following 4 positions: President (Brendan Max), Vice president (Presita West), Secretary (Sarah Garza Resnick), […]

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