Looking for information concerning actions former Department of Children and Family Services caseworker Carlos Acosta took after he was fired, I filed the following Freedom of Information request:
“Under the FOIA I request any employment dismissal appeals from Carlos Acosta and Andrew Polovin through the date you reply to this request.”
Here’s the reply:
So, just as in the situation when an Administrative Law Judge found Algonquin Township’s firing of an employee was justified, but a labor union contract arbitrator overruled the Administrative Law Judge, here we have another example of an agreement with a union that trumps a state law.
Meanwhile, Governor JB Pritzker is touting sending more money to DCFS: