Over the past several weeks we have met with our attorneys and have drafted a counter proposal to address issues the City wants to incorporate into our next contract. Listed below are the major changes the City has proposed.
5 year contract
Inadequate wage & benefit package.
No increase in Watch Bids within District Law Enforcement (currently 5 per watch)
Changes to section 8.4 of the current contract.
Maintain sustained C.R. numbers for the entire career of the officer.
Inclusion of on-duty random alcohol testing
Mandatory alcohol and drug testing for any off-duty incident involving the discharge of a firearm.
Audio recording of all statements given by officers to I.P.R.A. and I.A.D.
We have presented our counter proposal to the City’s negotiating team. Our next scheduled contract negotiation session with the City is 18 December 2008.
It had been my hope to be able to present a contract to our membership for their review by the end of 2008; obviously this is not going to be the case in light of the City’s current position. While we have made substantial progress on reaching tentative agreements on several issues, especially maintaining the structure of our current health insurance benefit, we still need to resolve the above captioned issues before we can bring a contract back to our members for their consideration.
Chicago Police Sergeants Associations