Earlier in the day Mark Donahue appeared on CLTV NEWS and discussed the impending expiration of the contract. The news story focused on a proposed 24% pay increase implemented over 4 years. Donahue pointed out that the department has a tough time attracting qualified candidates and money being the key issue. Also mentioned was a $3000.00 a year city of Chicago cost adjustment.
Of course the money issues are the only ones that the media would find of interest. However, I went over to the FOP Lodge 7 site and found a link to the contract proposal summary to find out what was also being put out there.
Key things the lodge is proposing:
(aside from money and discipline)
FTO's to D2A
FTO's to get 45 minutes
All 25 districts to be training districts
10 hour days for rapids on 2nd & 3rd watch
6 on 3 off for all others except administrative (not 2080 hours folks)
16% meritorious for Detective promotions
Test site north of Madison and test site south of Madison
Test graded and results same day as test
working day furloughs
Me too clause with Fire Department and Supervisors
and more at the FOP site..........