Mayor Rahm Emanuel is publicly thanking police for their work controlling NATO demonstrations, including a Ravenswood area demonstration outside his home earlier this month. But the city is balking at paying the overtime generated.
According to media sites including Second City Cop and the WMAQ Ward Room, officers worked 12 hour shifts and worked a six or seven day shift during the actual summit.
Overtime pay, such as that described, requires time and a half.
The police union, the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7, says the city is refusing to compensate officers for their overtime.