By Gary Bailey, Attorney - Monday, July 17, 2018
Franklin Park Police Officers, Police Sergeants and Police Commanders have a new four-year agreement.
Wage increases of 2.0%, 2.25%, 2.25% and 2.5% were negotiated. The officers bargained improvements to retiree health insurance, educational reimbursement, promotions and specialty pay. The officers also bargained an extra holiday.
Of major importance, the members bargained an extended pay scale so that officers retiring after 25 and 30 years of service will receive increased salaries for purposes of retirement pensions.
The Union Bargaining Team, comprised of Russ Klug, Tom Ferris, Steve Ross and Vito Busse fought hard to achieve these significant improvements. Attorney Gary Bailey assisted the team in negotiations.