Wednesday, June 27, 2012

King Rahm Emanuel wins another one...F.O.P. Members loses 5B Furlough Grievance - Arbitrator Roumell finds in favor of the city of Chicago


5B Furlough Grievance

The 5B Furlough Grievance was presented to Arbitrator George Roumell at a full arbitration hearing on May 7, 2012. The Lodge and our attorneys were optimistic when we were able to secure Arbitrator Roumell for this hearing as he is very familiar with the operations of the Department and the needs of our members.

Arbitrator Roumell rendered his decision and denied the grievance in its entirety. His decision focused on Article 29A - Furloughs, Section 29A.4 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement; specifically on the phrase subject to operational needs. The Department was able to convince him that they needed all hands on deck. In the arbitrators words: It was a unique situation against a background where in other cities in the world where there had been a NATO Summit there has been large protests causing security concerns and the need for police presence out of the ordinary, making it difficult to plan.

There is always an inherent danger in proceeding on any grievance that you may get a ruling that may affect Lodge members for years to come. The Department cannot use this decision to cancel furlough segments for events that the Department has handled in the past. In the arbitrators words: This is a unique special circumstance that is a rare situation and is a one-of-a-kind event and certainly cannot be utilized by the Department as precedent to apply to the type of events and crowd control that the Department had been routinely able to do without blocking out furloughs in the past.

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Detective Shavedlongcock:

I have no problem posting your posts when they address the issues - either negatively or positively... But I will delete any name calling comments about the FOP staff.

I personally like Mike Shields and think he is trying his best in a terrible time to be a FOP President. As with any elected official I don't always agree with Mike but I truly believe he is trying to do his best for all FOP Members.

Mike had the balls to run for president, he has blasted elected officials trying to screw the FOP Members and he has always been there for me when I needed a hand. And I would say those qualities are the same qualities we want in any friend we have!

MOST OF ALL WHEN THE FOP MEMBERSHIP IS DIVIDED.... THE CITY OF CHICAGO WINS!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr. DSLC, Sir, I totally agree with your classy coments regarding the FOP and the constant struggle it faces in trying to fight for the rights of the members and in protecting the contract. Generally speaking an arbitrator will almost ALWAYS side with the employeer in respect to work rules and running the department. Keep up the good work sir. You are doing a great service in reporting the news.

Anonymous said...

You're fucking A right, Shaver. Mikes shown more balls and made more appearances in the media to lambast the city's treatment of us than any FOP president since I've been on the job. I also don't agree with some of what he's said and done, but he's 1000% better than what we had. He inherited a sinking ship and has done an admireable job of trying to right it and steer it in he right direction. Coppers are gonna bitch and moan about this loss, but it wasnt in FOPS hands. It's a gamble anytime something goes to arbitration, and the language is pretty clear about "manpower needs". The city knew this as did coppers that actually take the time to crack the contract book open, but you have to fight for what you believe in. You also have to know when to cut your losses in terms of whether or not the union should appeal the arbitrators decision (they SHOULDNT - it's a loser that'll just cost us more to fight). Now let's see what happens if we get the same dude to arbitrate the out of grade grievances, that oughta be interesting.

this is kevin said...

amen to your coment Shaved.

Anonymous said...

With this decision, does it lay the ground work to cancel the 5-6-7 furlough periods because the homicide rate always increases with the summer heat?

Anonymous said...

With this decision, does it lay the ground work to cancel the 5-6-7 furlough periods because the homicide rate always increases with the summer heat?

ANSWER;

A simple NO!

In the arbitrators words: This is a unique special circumstance that is a rare situation and is a one-of-a-kind event and certainly cannot be utilized by the Department as precedent to apply to the type of events and crowd control that the Department had been routinely able to do without blocking out furloughs in the past.

Connie Diaz said...

The Lodge and our attorneys were optimistic when we were able to secure Arbitrator Roumell for this hearing as he is very familiar with the operations of the Department and the """needs of our members."""
The "Needs" of Your members is to screw the taxpayers as much as possible. You pigs would take food out of poor peoples mouths to finance your life style
. There is a new wind blowing in Chicago its time for U to leave the trough.

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama wishes that he could get Mike to come over to his side.

Anonymous said...

Mike is a nice guy, that is true, but............he and other Union leaders in this city do not address the key issue. TIF fund thievery. HAlf a billion went out the back door last year. The labor unions are most at fault because the tradesmen working on those projects are still paying dues to someone, even though they are being paid with our pension money, but not one dime of that TIF money is going to the police department, or police pensions. TIF hurts police and fire the most. Mike has to speak out about it.

CFD said...

It's too bad our Fire Union guy can't get some small part of Mikes Balls ! He is a total waste of our dues money.

Anonymous said...

Dear Cuntie Diaz,
Can't wait till Obamba loses in Nov., then the wind will blow your illegal ass back to Mexico , you stanky crotch bitch. The money saved by eliminating funds to you illegals could feed hundreds of thousands of AMERICAN families.
BTW, the money we earn is by WORKING for a living.

Anonymous said...

2 days left , no pay increase for 2012 to 2014 , we're screwed.

Aldo Raine said...

I concur.

Aldo Raine

Anonymous said...

Don't cry, police departments all over the country are being forced into givebacks and pay cuts.

Connie Diaz said...

Anonymous said...
Dear Cuntie Diaz,
Can't wait till Obamba loses in Nov., then the wind will blow your illegal ass back to Mexico , you stanky crotch bitch. The money saved by eliminating funds to you illegals could feed hundreds of thousands of AMERICAN families.
BTW, the money we earn is by WORKING for a living.

June
Oh so sorry where is it that Romney said He would "Ship Our Ass to Mexico"" You are sorry you dont understand We are here to stay and both parties want Our vote an are willing to give Us anything to get it. We also got the Catholic Church and ACLU on our side Who You got?

We vote Obama but romney wont send us back it's too late were here to stay an more coming every day.

Connie diaz said...

You got nobody on Your side We got them all. Chicago needs more Hispanics and you getting them every day.Viva Obama

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
2 days left , no pay increase for 2012 to 2014 , we're screwed.

June 28, 2012 9:14 AM

Why would they give you a pay raise when CeaseFire is picking up the slack for you.

Anonymous said...

Shaved,
Thumbs up ! I think Shields has learned enough to know which battles to fight.

ABCD (ret)

Anonymous said...

Dear Connie
The only reason I'm glad more spics like you and your gang banger brothers are here.....I get to shoot and kill more of you. And after that....you can have Chicago....its going to be a shit hole within 15 years.....no one will be paying taxes... Enjoy it while you can you dirty welfare abusing illegal piece of Mexican shit

Anonymous said...

Watch your mouth about my beloved Pork Chop Connie Diaz, she looks so hot with her sexy puerto rican mustache & hairy flapjack sized nipples.

Anonymous said...

I dont care what color you are.....fuck everybody!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bazinga.

Anonymous said...

The Rolling Stone say---

What's the matter man? We're gonna come back at twelve with some Puerto Rican girls just dyin' to meet ya!