Police Union Files Grievance for OT Pay
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.
Read the statement on the FOP site
Read the coverage at Second City Cop (Look for Section 20.3 Grievance)
Read WMAQ Ward Room coverage
Read Chicago Sun-Times coverage
Mayor Emanuel shaking officers hands outside his home, thanking them for their work in Ravenswood during the NATO summit earlier this month. Credit: Jane Rickard