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Village of Oak Park Employees Go On Strike

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Intersection of Lake and Ridgeland in Oak Park

Intersection of Lake and Ridgeland in Oak Park, Ill. (Credit: CBS)

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Oak Park, Ill. (CBS) — This is the first weekday of a strike by employees of the Village of Oak Park.

As WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya reports, several dozen Oak Park Village workers went on strike Saturday. They include non-management staff who work in the village hall, parking meter officers and others.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

Among the two biggest issues according to their union are pay raises and the use of sick time. The Service Employees International Union says the village wants to somehow punish workers for taking sick time.

The union also says the village is proposing a 1 percent pay raise plus a possible 1 percent merit increase, while village management received a 2 percent raise and a 1 percent bonus this year.

No response so far from the village.

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