Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Not Quite Layoffs

Seems the notices picked up were just letting the AFSCME employees knowing about their being "laid off" for the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. And the crafty part of it all?
  • By laying off the day after a holiday, that would deny them holiday pay per the AFSCME contract. This will amount to a 6 day layoff. Daley is a clever man. Hide the truth.
Always the puppet master.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first facsimile message sent out regarding this matter #085064, titled, City of Chicago Notice of Layoffs, made it sound like all the AFSCME workers were getting the axe. We now know this is not so. A follow up facsimile message #085080, titled, City of Chicago Reduced Services Days, orders that civilian employees, and sworn and civilian exempts will not be paid for 28 Nov, 24 Dec. and 31 Dec.

10/29/2008 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every union tied to the city (besides police and fire) should strike. Put this midget in the hot seat and watch him squirm.

10/29/2008 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The extra day thing is just a rumor. The purpose for not getting holiday pay for an unexcused absence is to prevent people from deciding to attach extra days onto an existing day off. Authorized days off don;t count.

10/29/2008 03:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read their contract. If they are absent with the permission of the employer, they still get the holiday.

You can't get more permission than being ordered to take the day off. They will get the holiday.

10/29/2008 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Daley is a clever man"
I think its more like one of his handlers did this for him....

10/29/2008 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I read their contract. If they are absent with the permission of the employer, they still get the holiday.

You can't get more permission than being ordered to take the day off. They will get the holiday.

10/29/2008 06:11:00 AM

Thanks for the information. AFSCME has a horrible communication problem. Three days away from work is not that bad if it will prevent layoffs.

10/29/2008 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares they are civilians not one of us! If it keeps me from having to take a pay cut so be it I say lay them all off!

10/29/2008 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So will the building engineers sweep the floors now? It's about time they did something besides hide in the basement of 025 smoking cigarettes while watching TV.

10/29/2008 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AFSCME just informed its membership that the city will continue to honor holiday pay for civilians laid off. Unions agreed not to fight the 3 days in return for an agreement that the City will not seek further layoffs than the ones already in process. So civlians will have 3 unpaid days. Manaegment will take two additional unpaid days.

The mayor and aldermen refused to cooperate and will not take off unpaid days. Afterall, without 50 aldermen, this city would fall apart.

10/29/2008 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they ever going to get rid of the District Managers?

10/29/2008 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Polpot said...

Not quite a dictatorship!

10/29/2008 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley agin has fucked the working people! Bet daley will never lose money, if he fakes the 3 days off at Christmas like he does every year all over city hall an envelope arrives requesting cash for his Christmas! Extorsion is alive and well with the daley crime family! Another reason to vote McCain!

10/29/2008 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am an AFSCME employee in a city department. Yesterday, when given the "memo", we were assured that we would get paid holiday pay for the day before. Also, the sheet we were to sign states that we acknowledge we received the info, not that we are in agreement with the actions taken.

10/29/2008 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Daley was told that members had to work the day before and the day after the holiday to get paid for the holiday he said "No, we will let them have the holiday pay". How very generous of him!

10/29/2008 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just apply for unemployment benefits for thise days laid off. the City will have to pay one way or another.

10/29/2008 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The engineers in 001 are/were the best. A private company using union 399 guys. Guess what, city de-privatized, all the guys are out of jobs by Christmas If you think we are getting any help it is a pipe dream. 399 is way more powerful than FOP.

10/29/2008 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Model your red dress for me.


10/30/2008 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous old six shooter said...

My concern in this matter is; what if one of the civilians who is "laid off" for the day suffers a major medical incident (heart attack for example), will he or she be covered on the effective day?

inquiring minds want too know...

10/30/2008 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Midget Grinch Strikes Again!

11/01/2008 02:44:00 PM  

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