Evidently, this will all have to go through the process:
- As promised, here are the results of this morning’s hearing in front of Judge Rita Novak.
Although Judge Novak denied the Motion for our TRO, she agreed that the Plaintiff-Officers raise a valid issue as to how officers are being promoted in this round. The Judge found that the Plaintiff-Officers will not suffer enough “irreparable harm”; in that any violation that might occur by the Department during this round of promotions can be resolved by the Court without the need for issuing a TRO.
The Lodge will be moving forward with the Complaint for Declaratory Judgment that remains pending. As part of the Complaint for Declaratory Judgment, the Court could award all back pay, back benefits and seniority to the officers who should have been promoted.
Any way to tighten up the language in the Contract and the processes? Because every time the City decides to make up the rules as they go along, taxpayers get screwed along with the people trying to legitimately get ahead.