Ousted Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields has been thwarted in his attempt to stop the union election for the same reason he cost his members their automatic right to a retroactive pay raise: He was late.
The Illinois FOP has suspended the president of the union representing Chicago Police officers — and prohibited Mike Shields from negotiating with the city — after accusing him of violating his oath and branding him a “dictator,” the Sun-Times is reporting.
The intramural fight in the FOP comes in the context of the start of campaigning for union officer elections in March.
Chicago police officers have been helping a pair of Illinois State Police troopers dig out from the tornado that devastated their hometown of Washington.
The dispute stemmed from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision not to pay officers time-and-a-half overtime pay.
Union leaders and retirees blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for saving $108.7 million by phasing out a city subsidy for retiree health care and using roughly the same amount of public money to build a new basketball arena near McCormick Place.
A Chicago alderman wants to add a fee to your electric bill so the city can hire more police officers.
The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police thinks all the publicity surrounding the NATO Summit is a good time to publicize its beef with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy found himself in the line of fire Monday, because of his decision to move more officers to patrol duty.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Tuesday ordered police powers posthumously restored to a Chicago Police officer allegedly murdered by her grandson. That means slain Officer Hester Scott can be buried with her police star.
City Hall is reportedly planning to chop tens of millions of dollars from the police budget, and achieve some of those cuts by eliminating vacancies.