Police union files grievance over pay during NATO
CHICAGO (AP) – The union representing Chicago's police officers has a message for a city that heaped all sorts of praise on the officers for the job they did during the NATO Summit: Money talks.
The Fraternal Order of Police has filed its fourth grievance tied to the summit – the latest one because of what the union says is the city's refusal to pay officers time-and-a-half if they worked a sixth or seventh consecutive day in a week.
FOP President Mike Shields tells the Chicago Sun-Times that the language of the officers' contract clearly states that officers are entitled to the extra pay.
The union has filed other grievances, including one over the city's refusal to allow officers the option of taking compensatory time off instead of money.