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By Keith Turney, Field Representative - Sunday, November 17, 2013


Alarmed and disturbed is our reaction to Will County's stonwalling of negoptiations.  

12/09/13 - Dave Delrose, president of Local 1028, portrayed the strike and ensuing contract as a productive step toward "ensuring that county employees have the fair pay and affordable healthcare they deserve in return for their hard work."

In a statement released on Thursday night, Delrose continued, "By standing together, we reached a fair settlement that achieves these goals."

12/04/13 - Congratulations 1028! - Striking Will County workers said Wednesday they had reached a tentative contract agreement.  Workers were set to return to their jobs Thursday morning.

12/03/13 - Will County officials and union representatives are scheduled to meet again Tuesday as county employees enter their third week of a strike and some county officials are calling for an end to the impasse. Click here to read more

11/27/13 - “Contrary to those false claims, AFSCME made every effort to move discussions forward today and has offered to meet again Wednesday” said Local 1028 President Dave Delrose in a press release issued late Monday night.

“Progress may be slow and difficult, but the situation isn’t helped by county officials hurling insults instead of working to reach an agreement that restores county services as soon as possible,” he said.  Click here to read more

11/26/13 - After 10 hours of negotiations Monday, no settlement was reached between Will County and striking union employees. Click here to read more

11/25/13 - Will County negotiators are heading back to the table for further contract talks with striking employees on Monday.  Click here to read more

11/21/13 - Hundreds of union employees this morning packed the first Will County Board meeting since employees went on strike Monday.  Click here to read more

11/20/13 - Two women whose loved ones are residents at Sunny Hill Nursing Home expressed support for striking union workers Wednesday but also concern that the strike had entered its third day.  Click here to read more

11/19/13 - The Illinois Labor Relations Board ruled deputy coroners, 911 dispatchers, health inspectors and communicable diseases investigators could not strike. The ruling also declared an electrician at the county jail provided essential services as well as a Sheriff's Department locksmith, but in emergency cases only.   Click here to read more

11/19/13 - A strike by Will County government’s union workers has closed two satellite offices and slowed down work at the courthouse, officials said on day two of the job action.  “Has it been more difficult? Absolutely,” Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt said Tuesday morning. “Do we miss the employees? Absolutely. We’d love to have them back.”   Click here to read more

11/15/13 - Local 1028 president Dave Delrose said a strike would result from county officials’ refusal to compromise on their plan to offer minimal pay raises while approximately doubling health insurance payments for workers who haven’t had a cost-of-living raise in four years.   Click here to read more

11/15/13 - A Will County judge on Friday granted a temporary restraining order that will force 911 dispatchers to work even if their union goes on strike as planned at 7 a.m. Monday.  Click here to read more

11/13/13 - Will County Executive Larry Walsh was criticized by union officials Wednesday night after he attended a Chicago fundraiser instead of staying in Joliet where contract talks resumed to try to avert a strike by county employees.  Click here to read more