County Clerk Employees’ AFSCME Union Contract Up for McHenry County Board Consideration on October 16th

The McHenry County Board will consider approving a contract between the County Clerk’s Office and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) at its October 16th meeting. Here is the resolution that will be considered: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING … Continue reading

Anthony Ficarelli New Assistant State’s Attorney, Experienced Union Contract Negotiator

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: ANTHONY FICARELLI JOINS McHENRY COUNTY AS ASSISTANT STATE’S ATTORNEY Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that Anthony Ficarelli has joined the Office as an Assistant State’s … Continue reading

Another Union Settles with Rauner

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Fraternal Order of Police-Command Council and Rauner Administration Reach Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner announced today the Administration has reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Fraternal Order … Continue reading

Rauner Files Unfair Labor Practice Complaint Against AFSCME

Statement from Rauner Administration on Unfair Labor Practice Filing State seeks damages on behalf of taxpayers The following is attributable to Dennis Murashko, General Counsel to Governor Bruce Rauner, regarding the administration filing an unfair labor practice against AFSCME Council … Continue reading

Rauner Comments on AFSCME Contract Decision, Cites Four-Year $3 Billion Savings

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Statement on Labor Board Ruling SPRINGFIELD – The following statement is attributable to Rauner Spokeswoman Catherine Kelly: “Today’s decision is fair for taxpayers and state employees. “As a result of this agreed-to process, … Continue reading

Finance Committee Taking Another Go at Approving Local 150 Contract

The first time the proposed contract between McHenry County and Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers Facilities Department came before the Finance and Audit Committee it stalled because of a tie vote. The vote was 2-2. Jim Heisler and … Continue reading

Salaries of County Local 150 Union Maintenance Workers

A reader asked about the salaries of the Operating Engineers Local 150 union bargaining union whose contract was rejected by the Facilities Management Committee. Here they are: Maintenance Technician I            $18.70 Maintenance Technician II           $20.25 Maintenance Technician III          … Continue reading

Committee Votes Down Maintenance Workers Contract

Last Tuesday, the McHenry County Board’s Facilities Management Committee could not muster a majority to recommend the maintenance workers union contract with Operating Engineers Local 150. The vote was 2-2 with three members absent. Voting in favor were Jim Heisler, … Continue reading

Annual 2 1/4% Raises for Animal Control Employees

Negotiations with the SEIU Local 73 McHenry County Health Department employees have been completed. The previous contract expired in November of 2014.  Being considered by County Officials is a four-year contract. The details, except for the estimate total cost each … Continue reading

Is Madigan or Franks Telling the Truth?

On his blog Illinoyances, Steve Reick, the man who ran against State Rep. Jack Franks last year asks the following questino: Who do you believe? Reick quotes what Franks told the Northwest Herald–sort of a “pox on both sides” to … Continue reading

Mike Tryon on SB 1229

At Wednesday morning’s House Revenue & Finance Committee meeting, Representative Mike Tryon questioned officials from the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget about the financial consequences that could result from SB 1229’s veto override. The bill would unilaterally allow AFSCME … Continue reading