Monday, December 12, 2011
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Friday, December 2, 2011
We are not giving up the fight! This battle is far from over and we will continue to fight until this situation is resolved!
Monday, October 24, 2011
If you are interested and available please let us know ASAP by calling our office and asking for Michele, Ron, or Kendra. We would like to get a group together to meet over there.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO SO MANY OF OUR MEMBERS SO EVEN IF YOU WERE NOT AFFECTED BY THE WAGE INCREASE FREEZE, PLEASE COME OUT TO SUPPORT YOUR UNION BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THIS FIGHT!!!!
Friday, October 7, 2011
As you are aware, the Governor recently announced facility closures around the State of Illinois. The two facility closures that affect our bargaining units are the closing of IYC Murphysboro and Logan Correctional Center. We are working hard to fight these closures and will continue to fight. There was a recent arbitration ruling for AFSCME bargaining unit member that prohibit the closure of those facilities due to additional concessionary language in an AFSCME agreement whereby the State agreed not to close any facilities or lay off any AFSCME employees.While that arbitration does not directly apply to our bargaining unit members, it certainly would affect them. We will continue to keep you updated on any developments.
There is going to be a public march against the closing of Logan Correctional Center on Thursday, October 13th which will begin at 4 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce.
Wage Increase Battle
We are still fighting the State regarding wage increases as well. Our lawsuit is still pending against the State, as is our Unfair Labor Practice and our grievance. If there are any new developments we will be sure to report it here. Keep a look out for updates.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
We have received many calls from our members asking the status of our fight against the Governor's wage increase halt issue on July 1, 2011. We have taken up the fight in a few different ways.
1. Federal Lawsuit: As of today, the federal lawsuit that we filed against the Governor and the State actions against our bargaining units is STILL PENDING. While we have been informed that other lawsuits may have been dismissed, ours has not. If it does get dismissed we have already discussed appealing the Judge's ruling.
2. Unfair Labor Practice: We have a pending ULP at the Illinois Labor Relations Board that is currenty being investigated by the Board. We intend to continue to pursue that as far as we can take it.
3. Grievance: We still have our grievance pending at the 4th level and have had discussions with CMS regarding the wage increases being reinstated. We expect that it will eventually be denied at which time we will likely pursue arbitration. If we win the arbitration and the State refuses to abide by the Arbitrator's decisions, we can file a State action to enforce the arbitration decision. But for now, it is pending at the 4th level.
We intend to continue the fight on all fronts!
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
ISEA, Laborers’ Local 2002 have filed a similar grievance directly to the 4th level and this decision will directly impact the outcome of our pending grievance. This ruling is a ‘win’ for collective bargaining and further clarifies our arguement that Governor Quinn cannot break a contract at will. Connect With Us
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As always, we will continue to update the membership as more information becomes available.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Discussions which have occurred over the past few weeks had led us to believe limitations would be placed in any legislation which would assure current collective bargaining unit members would be protected and able to maintain their collective bargaining rights. Such assurances may now be in jeopardy. Talks have stalled and the Governors office, House and Senate leadership all seem to be hardening their positions. Additionally, time has run short and we can now no longer wait and trust Legislative leaders will present a Bill which adequately addresses the Union’s concerns.
Therefore, all members are asked to call your Representatives and Senators and tell them not to support any legislation which will limit collective bargaining rights of any employees.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
LATE YESTERDAY THE PENSION BILL WAS FILED UNDER SENATE BILL 512, AMENDMENT 1. THIS MORNING IT WAS EASILY PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE.
You can view the amendments here. Please get the word out to your legislators in your area to VOTE AGAINST THIS BILL!!!!
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FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR
ISEA, Laborers' Local 2002 Staff
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Watch for more to come!