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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DOC/DJJ Facility Closure Update- URGENT INFO

We confirmed today that Judge Caveness of the 1st Circuit Court of Illinois has dissolved the injunction that he initially issued to halt the closure of State facilities. This comes after a ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court that ordered Judge Caveness to dissolved the injunction.
We have now been contacted by DOC/DJJ Labor Relations to inform us that the closures are set to move forward. Tamms CC and IYC Murphysboro are set to close on January 4, 2013. The closure date for Dwight CC is still pending. As soon as we learn any additional information we will be sure to notify you all. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Closure Injunction Lifted

It appears as though the State will now move forward with facility closures that were impacted by the 1st Circuit Court's injunction which initially stopped the closures from happening. The Illinois Supreme Court ordered the injunction be lifted and today Judge Caveness, who originally issued the injunction, has now dissolved the injunction impeding the closures.

We will keep everyone informed as to the status of each facility and the date closure is set to happen. As we learn any new details we will post them here and on our Facebook page.

We Are One Press Conference

If you are a current member and did not receive the e-mail containing the literature from today's "We Are One" press conference. Please send an e-mail with the subject line We Are One Press Conference to: and we'll get it to you ASAP.

ISEA, Laborers' Local 2002 Staff

Friday, December 7, 2012

Pay Case Decision Issued.....Details Forthcoming

We just received word that the Judge as ruled in the pay increase case and the Judge has ruled in favor of the Unions!! The details are still forthcoming but it appears that the Judge ruled that, regardless of whether or not money is appropriated for a monetary contractual obligation, the State still owes the money and must pay employees what it can immediately. The remainder of the money owed must still be paid to the employees eventually through Back Wage Claim and the money paid through Back Wage Claim would include 7%. We believe the State can still appeal this decision and may, and there are still details we are attempting to ascertain, but this is definitely a very big win for State employees!!
Stay tuned for additional information. As always, we will keep you informed at every phase with the information necessary for you to receive your pay.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Summary Of Pension Proposal

Attention ISEA, Laborers' Local 2002 Members
Attached below is a summary of pension legislation that will be introduced at a 10:00 am press event. The legislation we are told will be House Bill 6258. We are currently working with the We Are One Coalition to analyze the 225 page document. Once that is complete, we will submit our concerns to the coalitions. Our comments will be merged into a document with the concerns of all unions involved. The bill will voted on until early January 2013. We will keep you informed.