This sounds so.....familiar......plastered all over the Sun Times website and broadcast over NewsRadio 780:
- Chicago Police officers would get the retroactive pay raise Mayor Rahm Emanuel threatened to deny them after a paperwork mistake made by their ousted union president under a new contract now being finalized.
Ald. Pat O’Connor (40th), the mayor’s City Council floor leader, disclosed Wednesday that Emanuel is using the lure of retro pay to make pre-election peace with the last remaining city union still working under an expired contract.
“Our goal all along was to find a way in which we could work back toward retro pay, but in good faith get something for the citizens of Chicago to justify such a big, lump-sum payment,” said O’Connor, chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Workforce Development, which must approve the new police contract.
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