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Teamsters Appeal Ruling Against Cook County Department of Corrections Officers Excluded from 2019 Roll Call Bonus
CHICAGO – In 2019 the Cook County Sheriff’s Office arbitrarily excluded hundreds of CCDOC Officers from receiving a Roll Call Bonus. Local 700 immediately filed a grievance with the employer against this outrageous decision, in an effort to secure the 2019 Roll Call Bonus for all CCDOC Officers.
This summer, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, managing a volatile population, and the variety of dangers Officers face daily dealing with detainees, the arbitrator ruled against Local 700 upholding the exclusion of those Officers from Roll Call Bonuses.
Local 700 appealed this ruling with the Circuit Court and continues to fight for 2019’s roll call bonus just as we secured 2020’s Roll Call Bonus. “The Union remains committed to fighting this decision, with every tool at our disposal, until our Officers see results.” Vice President and Business Agent, Anthony L. McGee stated.
Though the employer denied 2019’s Roll Call Bonus provision for all Officers at the Jail, nothing will prevent Local 700 from continuing fighting for the compensation our members deserve.