Chicago City Council Approves Raises and Paid Parental Leave

On Wednesday, the City of Chicago made it official.  The members of Local 73 who work for the city of Chicago won raises and paid parental leave in an 18-month contract extension.

We’ve come a long way in a short time. Just months ago, the city said there was no agreement to provide raises to the people who work hard keeping Chicago safe and running smoothly. Hundreds of us came together, held actions and spoke out. Our voices were heard loud and clear!
The 18-month contract extension includes:
A 1% raise retroactive to July 1,2016
A 1% raise on January 1, 2017
A 1% raise on July 1, 2017
Plus, for the first time, Local 73 members who work for the city also won paid parental leave for eligible employees. All other terms, benefits and current contract language remain the same.
According to senior staff in the Mayor’s office, paychecks will reflect the raises beginning December 15, 2016.

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