The Chicago Park District tried to unilaterally impose three unpaid shutdown days to “balance the 2021 budget”. The days proposed were Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve, as they are later in the year.
The District’s goal was to eliminate operations to improve the expected budget shortfall results for the year. Teamsters Local 700 is pleased to announce that we prevailed after standing firm against such actions, and our members will not be participating in any shutdown days.
As a strong team, we can move mountains. Congratulations on an excellent policy victory!