Wednesday, September 21, 2005

More stories from the FOP meeting

So we were sitting at the meeting, or maybe we were talking to one of our communicants who was sitting at the meeting, it's so hard to remember nowadays, and the Financial Secretary relates two stories of grievances gone good. Goofy good.

Story #1 - Copper is on the medical and gets caught working. Big oops, but not as big as it used to be evidently. Copper gets suspended pending a Police Board hearing. Misses part 1 of the recent BIS D2A exam. Copper WINS at the Police Board and files a grievance that he wasn't permitted to take part 1 of the test. Arbitrator's position? Tells the city to "assume" the grievant passed part 1 and allow him to take part 2. Copper passes part 2 and is now in the top 400 or so with a so-so shot at getting promoted. Wild, eh? But that's not the wildest story.

Story #2 - Another copper is suspended pending a Police Board hearing. Misses part 1 of the BIS D2A test. Files a similar grievance. While awaiting the Police Board hearing, misses part 2 of the test. Out of luck? Oh no. Arbitrator rules that the city can't be expected to conduct a separate test for this individual officer but rules that as soon as they promote a class of detectives off of this list, the grievant officer is ENTITLED TO D2A PAY FOR THE DURATION OF THIS LIST, EVEN WHILE HE DRIVES A BEAT CAR! Is this a great country or what?! He didn't even take the test, doesn't have to go through training, seems free to bid anywhere he wants without restriction, AND GETS D2A for the next 4 years or more. Wow! Who is this guy? Because he is going to be buying us beer for the next few years. We sure hope he decides to earn all the overtime he can during his stint at the higher rate.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another example of why our contract works! Hooray for F.O.P.!

9/21/2005 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Dr. Mary Knoll said...

Hey SCC- I posted that story a LONNNG TIME ago (on behalf of a buddy!) - how about a byline on this one??? (screw the "hat-tips" to the raging righty blogs!!!)

Of course this was all in the current FLOP newsletter page nine this month- on newstands now!


-- "Dr. Mari-Knoll"... ;-)

HEYYYYY CURTISSSSSS!!!!! Snappy "Comeback"!


9/22/2005 04:57:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

Sorry, we must have missed in in the rush of visitors - HatTip to Mary Knoll. Can you tell how closely we read last month's newsletter? :)

Can you find the thread in the archives?

9/22/2005 08:31:00 AM  
Blogger Shadi said...

Lemme look now- who knows- maybe it was one of those that I never "pulled the trigger on"- regardless, good job with getting it up here for more to see (sorry to WHINE!!) - ydahS ;-)

9/22/2005 09:40:00 PM  

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