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Teamsters Local 700 Secures Release of Delayed Roll Call Bonus for Cook County Department of Corrections Officers; Demands Sheriff Issue Timely Payments
CHICAGO – The anticipated Roll Call Bonus for CCDOC Sheriffs was issued today. Officers fending off the threat of Covid-19, in addition to other challenges they face daily at the Jail, were promised payment for several months. These courageous Officers have now received their expected bonuses as Local 700 continues the fight for the rights of its members.
Local 700 has fought tirelessly over the last several months to compel the employer to issue the bonus. “The Union is pleased that members have finally received what they are entitled to, but continue to be disappointed in the Sheriff’s inability to process payments in a timely manner. We will continue to fight and hold them accountable for their actions.” Anthony McGee stated.
The issuance of the delayed bonus is an encouraging sign during the ongoing fight with Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle, for Hazard Pay. The Union intends to utilize the momentum of this success as we return to contract negotiations with the Sheriff’s Office and Cook County Board at the end of September.