Thursday, May 31, 2012
Chicago Police F.O.P. gets personal with Emanuel in NATO pay dispute
The Fraternal Order of Police on Wednesday took its campaign for NATO Summit pay to a new and personal level, accusing Mayor Rahm Emanuel of trying to “avoid paying” police officers the overtime compensation they earned protecting him and the city.
“We protected the mayor’s personal residence from anarchists. You’d think he could at least pay us what we are owed,” union president Mike Shields wrote, in a provocative new posting on the union’s website.
“The city clearly wants to push this off for years to avoid paying you the money that you earned.”
In the posting, Shields claims the FOP offered to mediate the four class-action grievances tied to the summit at a mediation session already scheduled in the coming weeks.
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