Cook County Contract Update
Our union has taken every step necessary to move our contracts forward to secure retroactive pay raises, and the $3,000 in signing bonus and pandemic pay. BHR is currently securing the signatures of all County elected officials so the contracts can go before the County Board. Once our contracts are confirmed for the County Board meeting agenda in writing, we will send an update to the membership.
As for interest arbitration, all briefs have been submittes and we expect a ruling in January on
- Increasing pay and shortening the scale for facilities management and CCH maintenance workers
- For all others, increasing pay for workers with 10 or more years service.
We know this has been a long fight for all of us. When the County Board votes it will be more than a year since our contract expired. And nearly one year since our strike last December when we let Cook County know we were serious.
Our fight won’t end until the arbitrator rules and increases the pay of senior employees and low wage workers to raises that we deserve, are comparable to what other unions received, and also keeps us ahead of the cost of living.
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We Are With You!
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No more waiting. Now is our time to seize the moment.
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Sheriff’s Office Negotiation Move Backward
Specialists Announce Intent to Strike
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Significant Progress in Sheriff’s Office Negotiations
Resetting the Labor-Management Relationship at OUP
Steady Progress in Cook County Clerk’s Office Negotiations
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County Clerk Yarbrough Threatens Union Members
Progress in Sheriff’s Office Negotiations
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