Rumor Mill in Overdrive
You can tell the shit is brewing and something is going to hit the fan. The lines are burning up.
- #1. Daley has asked the exempts for 20, count them, 20 days w/o pay. Source says they have 10 days to decide whether to accept or resume civil service rank. Equivalent to a 7% pay cut.
#2. All civilian employees of the department are to be fired unless they accept 15 days off without pay. Their unions asked whether or not this would ensure job security, and the city said we don't know. They are now negotiating over it, but the federally required 30 day notices of layoffs are scheduled to be mailed out to all such employees at the end of the month (10 more days), with language saying you MAY be laid off, but not that it will actually happen.
#3. 38 Sgts to be named Thursday 21 May, with a start date in the Academy of Tuesday.
And this commentator has been dead on for a number of other rumors, so we look forward to the next few days.