Will County negotiators are heading back to the table for further contract talks with striking employees on Monday, an official said.
Nick Palmer, chief of staff for Will County executive Larry Walsh, said the two sides are scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn in Joliet.
Will County’s union government employees went out on strike last Monday, after 15 months of bargaining failed to produce a contract for about 1,000 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028.
Categories: Local Issues
Tags: Will County, County Board, AFSCME, Will County Republicans, Will County Board, County Executive
Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028 are expected to go on strike as of 7 a.m. Monday.
As many as 1,000 workers in a wide variety of Will County offices are eligible to walk off the job. The workers are going on strike after 15 months of negotiations failed to produce new contracts for the workers.
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Gov. Pat Quinn named former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas as his running mate Friday in a political stunner that mystified African-American politicians and angered union leaders who derided Vallas as the “wrong” choice for the job.
Vallas, a $1,200-a-day state consultant until last summer who ran the city’s schools from 1995 to 2001 and narrowly lost the 2002 Democratic primary for governor, was a little-known finalist on Quinn’s short list of running-mate possibilities.
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Tags: Gov. Quinn, 2014 Election, Paul Vallas
A meeting called by a federal mediator to bring Will County officials and union leaders back to the bargaining table ended late Tuesday with no deal and no plans for a future meeting.
Union leaders last week gave notice they plan to terminate their contract with the county on Nov. 13, which clears the way for employees to strike if a new deal can't be reached. Employees recently voted 90 percent in favor of a strike—though the union has not yet provided the county with required five-day notice of a strike.
Both sides expressed disappointment that Tuesday's meeting did not end with better results.
Tags: County Board, AFSCME, County Executive
Will County Board member Jim Moustis, who serves as Republican caucus chairman, said Tuesday that he cannot support the county’s proposed 2014 budget if it includes more money for salaries in the county executive’s office.
Nick Palmer, chief of staff for County Executive Larry Walsh, said the increase is needed to replace a deputy chief of staff position that never was filled after Chief of Staff Matt Ryan died in September 2010.
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