Police Union Files Grievance for OT Pay

May 28, 2012

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



One Response to Police Union Files Grievance for OT Pay

  1. Jane Rickard on May 31, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    The ink was not even dry on this when the news of the proposed changes to the firefighters contract were announced. The Mayor is looking to change the way the three major unions in this city are paid, retire the conditions they work under. Teachers, Police and Firefighters who will be next?