Job/Bid Announcement General Foreman CDOT

Job Number:346980

BID ANNOUNCEMENT

General Foreman of Laborers – Asphalt/Concrete

Transportation

Number of Positions: 1

These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the County, Municipal Supervisors and Foremen Local 1001 (Bargaining unit 54

BID INSTRUCTIONS: Apply on the bid site: https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/103/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en AND

1. Check the box on your profile titled “Currently employed by the City of Chicago”

2. Enter your employee ID (located on your pay stub labeled ‘payee/employee number’)

3. Select your correct bargaining unit

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION

Under supervision, directs and coordinates Foreman and their field crews engaged in the maintenance and repair of street alleys, sidewalks, and curbs and gutters, as well as asphalt paving and resurfacing of streets and roads, general labor for electrical work operations, and performs related duties as required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Directs large scale construction work operations relating to the asphalt paving and resurfacing of city streets, alleys and roads, or concrete work such as sidewalk, ADA ramps, curbs and gutter, and alley and street work.
  • Coordinates and monitors the work of Foremen and field crews, both asphalt and concrete, engaged in preparing work sites for resurfacing and in the spreading, finishing and compacting of asphalt materials, and the operation of asphalt equipment to maintain and repair surfaces; as well as, engaged in procurement activities and ensuring that proper mix of sand and cement are created, bending and installing rebarb, and spreading, leveling, and smoothing concrete
  • Plans, schedules and executes work projects in coordination with management personnel to meet department’s objectives, priorities and performance measures
  • Prepares work schedules for immediate subordinates, ensuring the effective and efficient utilization of manpower, assigning and rotating overtime assignments in accordance with applicable rules, and approves units’ timesheets
  • Receives complaints and makes necessary investigations of reports concerning concrete maintenance
  • Enforces safety requirements, inspecting work sites to ensure work crews follow established safety procedures and practices;  works with Foremen to ensure work procedures and practices are in compliance with departmental, federal and state safety standards and regulations
  • Authorizes and approves the requisitioning of work materials, supplies and equipment to complete work projects; maintains records detailing subordinates’ time worked and equipment used
  • Prepares and maintains comprehensive unit reports detailing productivity, work-in-progress, and any particular problems and/or situations encountered; reviews reports from field personnel
  • Allots crews to their respective duties and making sure that they have the appropriate training and tools so that they can execute their jobs accurately
  • Responds to major incidents or problems at work sites, coordinating work efforts with Foremen to ensure timely resolution of problems and  minimal delay of work progress
  • Tracks the status of open work orders to ensure the timely completion of repairs and maintenance work
  • Attends disciplinary hearings for staff; initiates and enforces disciplinary actions as required; responds to and resolves work related conflicts or problems with staff; enforces personnel and work rules

Additional duties may be required for this position.

Location:          1501 W. Pershing Rd

Days:                Monday – Friday

Hours:              7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications:
  • Five (5) years of experience in construction, maintenance, and repair of street alleys, sidewalks, and curbs and gutters;

OR asphalt resurfacing, general labor for electrical work operations;

OR dispatch operations work, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity related to the responsibilities of the position; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

This position requires candidates to pass both a written job knowledge exam and an interview. Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after test results have been compiled and analyzed. Candidates who pass the written test will be selected to interview. Candidates will be hired in seniority order by time in title as defined by the collective bargaining agreement.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CDT on January 12, 2021

BU: 54 Salary: $48.79/ Hourly 

Job/Bid Announcement Field Supervisor CDOT

Job Number 6139-CDOT-2022

BID ANNOUNCEMENT

Field Supervisor

Transportation

Number of Positions: 1

This position is covered under the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the County, Municipal Supervisors and Foremen Local 1001 (Bargaining unit 54).  Only employees in City job titles in this bargaining unit are eligible to bid on this position

BID INSTRUCTIONS: Apply on the bid site: https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/103/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en AND

1. Check the box on your profile titled “Currently employed by the City of Chicago”

2. Enter your employee ID (located on your pay stub labeled ‘payee/employee number’)

3. Select your correct bargaining unit

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION

Under general supervision, supervises staff engaged in performing traffic surveys and field inspections of construction activity in the public way, and performs related duties as required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Assists in prioritizing, scheduling, and assigning field inspection and traffic survey work to staff based on urgency, complexity, and staff availability
  • Interprets and explains provisions of City codes and ordinances involving the public way to contractors and staff
  • Supervises inspections of construction staging areas to ensure proper permitting, safety, and compliance with City ordinances
  • Supervises inspections of the public way in response to complaints resulting from construction activity
  • Participates in the development and implementation of work methods and standards for conducting inspections and traffic surveys
  • Coordinates and participates in training staff
  • Completes performance appraisals of staff and initiates and administers corrective or disciplinary action as necessary
  • Reviews traffic survey data prepared by staff for completeness and appropriateness and approves recommendations on the approval or denial of requests for traffic sign installations
  • Oversees the development of detour and sign plans for streets under construction
  • Ensures that worn or damaged traffic signs are replaced in a timely manner
  • Meets with contractors, aldermen, residents, and business owners to mediate noise and traffic complaints in connection with construction activity and to explain fees and procedures for the installation of traffic flow and parking restriction signs
  • Maintains daily activity reports and prepares correspondence to elected officials
  • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of office support staff, as required
  • Testifies at administrative hearings and in court as an expert witness on City codes concerning the public way, as required
  • Conducts special projects or assignments requested by superiors, aldermen, and/or other departments, as required

Additional duties may be required for this position.

Location:   Varies

Days:          Varies

Hours:        Varies

Salary:       Range from $79,032 – $133,020 (new hires will start at first step in range)

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications

 

  • Five years of work experience inspecting public way construction and demolition projects, conducting traffic flow surveys, and/or determining street sign placement, including two years in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications

 A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required

 Must have the permanent use of an automobile that is properly insured, including a clause specifically insuring the City of Chicago from accident liability

NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

This position requires applicants to successfully pass a skills assessment test and complete an interview. Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after test results have been compiled and analyzed. Applicants who receive a passing score on the test will be selected to interview. The interviewed candidate(s) receiving a passing score on the test and possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral interview and written exercise, will be selected for hire.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CDT on January 6, 2022

Unposting Date: Jan 6, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 54 Salary: $79,032 – $133,020    

Pay Basis:Yearly

Job/Bid Announcement – Field Service Specialist II CDOT

Field Service Specialist II 

Job Number: 6137-CDOT-2022

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Department of Transportation

These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the County, Municipal Supervisors and Foremen Local 1001 (Bargaining unit 54)

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

(Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”) 

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”, CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT. YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”  (NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER).

FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.

Number of Positions: 1 (Pending 4 budget approval 2022)

Under supervision, performs at the fully functional level, conducting traffic surveys and field inspections of construction activity in the public way, and performs related duties as required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Conducts field inspections of construction, demolition, and excavation sites requiring a detailed knowledge of City codes to ensure the placement of proper barricades and signs for the safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic
  • Inspects construction staging areas to ensure compliance with relevant regulations (e.g., checking permits, confirming compliance of safety buffer zones with City ordinances)
  • Inspects work sites to ensure the public way is safe and clear of obstructions and issues tickets for violations observed
  • Inspects the public way in response to complaints from residents, aldermanic offices, and other departments regarding traffic impediments resulting from construction activity
  • Interprets applicable city codes and ordinances to contractors and complaints
  • Re-inspects problem areas to verify that ticketed violations have been corrected
  • Conducts traffic surveys to identify current conditions (e.g., traffic capacity, parking restrictions) in connection with traffic engineering, traffic control, and parking studies
  • Collects field information including the location traffic signs and markings and the direction and volume of traffic flow for use in determining the need for traffic signs
  • Reviews field notes on current conditions and traffic accident data to recommend the removal or replacement of worn or damaged traffic signs
  • Prepares work orders to replace worn or damaged traffic signs, pavement markings, and guardrails
  • Prepares field sketches and charts to illustrate construction, current traffic conditions, and activities to support other survey data
  • Maintains daily activity reports

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

Location: Varies

Shift:        Varies

Days:       Varies

Salary:     Range from $59,808 – $100,680 (new hires will start at first step in range)

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications
  • Two years of work experience inspecting public way construction and demolition projects, or interpreting blue prints for public way construction and demolition projects; and/or determining street sign placement; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required
  • Must have the permanent use of an automobile that is properly insured, including a clause specifically insuring the City of Chicago from accident liability

NOTE: Persons hired into this title must have the permanent use of an automobile that is properly insured including a clause specifically insuring the City of Chicago from accident liability.

You must provide your valid U.S. driver’s license AND proof of automobile insurance at the time of processing.

NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.

Selection Requirements:

This position requires applicants to successfully pass a skills assessment test and complete an interview. Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after test results have been compiled and analyzed. Applicants who receive a passing score on the test will be selected to interview. The interviewed candidate(s) receiving a passing score on the test and possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral interview and written exercise, will be selected for hire.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Proficiency operating a computer
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience with public way inspections, construction and demolition projects
  • Previous experience preparing detailed reports and maintaining operational records
  • Previous experience using surveying equipment
  • Previous experience reading plans and civil drawings
  • Knowledge of the Municipal Code Title 10

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at C.S.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59pm CST on January 4, 2022. No exceptions will be made.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer

City of Chicago                                                        Department of Human Resources

Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor                                     Christopher Owen, Commissioner

Unposting Date: Jan 4, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 54

Salary: $58,808 – $100,680    Pay Basis: Yearly

COVID Policy Arbitration Decision

As most of you may know by now your Union, LiUNA Local 1001 along with a host of other Unions have been diligently fighting for you to retain the testing option component of the City of Chicago COVID Policy that went into effect on October 15, 2021.

After all of us, except Police, were denied a Temporary Restraining Order by the Court we proceeded to present our case, along with the other Unions, to arbitration.

This afternoon the Arbitrator for those cases rendered his decision.

In that decision he ruled that those who are still unvaccinated must have their first shot no later than December 31, 2021. That in essence gives you the option of which brand or COVID Vaccine you may choose. You must then receive your second shot no later than January 31, 2022. If you follow these timelines you will be considered in compliance with the City policy and will NOT be placed in unpaid status.

If you have submitted a exemption request by December 8, 2021 and have not received a response from the City by December 31, 2021 you will be excused until you receive your result, if you are denied the exemption after December 31, 2021 you will be given six weeks from the date of denial to comply with the vaccination requirements.

All other City Policy guidelines remain in effect, which means if you cannot show proof of at least your first shot by December 31, 2021 you may be placed in non-pay status until you come into full compliance, which is 14 days after your last shot.

This is not the outcome we were hoping for, unfortunately the Arbitrator ruled that the City has the right to implement their COVID Policy, for the most part, and that they did not violate any of the Collective Bargaining Agreements by doing so.

We understand that some of you will be facing a very difficult decision in the next several days and we will respect your decision and only wish it could have been an easier one for all.

The full decision is here

JOB/BID ANNOUNCEMENT – SUPERVISING TIMEKEEPER

* CURRENT MEMBERS OF LOCAL 1001 PLEASE NOTE THE SALARY FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE DETERMINED BY A COMBINATION OF YOUR CURRENT PAY AND YEARS OF SERVICE. THE CITY REFUSES TO STATE THAT ON THIS BID IN AN ATTEMPT TO DISCOURAGE OUR MEMBERS FROM BIDDING SO THEY CAN HIRE SOMEONE FROM THE OUTSIDE AND PAY THEM AT THE BARE MINIMUM STARTING SALARY. DON’T LET THEM STOP YOU FROM BIDDING ON THIS POSITION.
SUPERVISING TIMEKEEPER – LABORER      Job Number: 351902

*Original posting 9/22/21 to 10/6/21 is OBSOLETE AND YOU MUST REAPPLY TO THIS NEW POSTING TO BE CONSIDERED*

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Supervising Timekeeper-Laborer

Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)

Division of Administration

Number of Positions: 1

This position is open to the public and all current city employees covered under the City’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with COUNTY, MUNICIPAL SUPERVISORS AND FOREMAN LOCAL 1001 (BARGAINING UNIT 54).

 Only employees currently in City job titles in this bargaining unit are eligible to bid.

BID INSTRUCTIONS: Apply on the bid site: https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/103/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en AND

1. Check the box on your profile titled “Currently employed by the City of Chicago”

2. Enter your employee ID (located on your pay stub labeled ‘payee/employee number’)

3. Select your correct bargaining unit

FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION

Under general supervision, assigns, monitors and reviews timekeeping and payroll procedures and practices of a large City department and performs related duties are required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Performs timekeeping and payroll functions, maintaining and updating automated and manual timekeeping records and processing payrolls
  • Monitors employee CATA (Chicago Automated Time and Attendance) records by checking entries of employee’s time worked against time in and time out swipes and edit forms to ensure complete and accurate time records
  • Reviews edits on the CATA system made by field editors to ensure proper coding and updating of records for hours not worked, vacation time used, acting up pay adjustments and missed swipes
  • Updates CATA records to reflect time off actions including furloughs, suspensions and sick time, and overtime hours worked based on edit forms and time off requests submitted by field editors
  • Provides training and guidance to field editors on navigating the CATA system and the proper editing and coding of time records in compliance with City and union bargaining unit pay requirements
  • Reviews payroll registers for accuracy against CATA records and ensures that payroll actions including pay rate changes and deductions are properly recorded
  • Applies established procedures and makes appropriate calculations to adjust payrolls and resolves errors and discrepancies in employees’ paychecks
  • Responds to payroll inquiries from employees regarding hours paid, deductions, vacation and time off balances
  • Reviews time and payroll records and makes payroll adjustments to resolve errors and discrepancies
  • Provides orientation to new employees on use of CATA system and department’s time and attendance rules
  • Explains and interprets union contract provisions relating to pay and overtime rates and city policies on time off including docks, suspensions and furloughs
  • Generates various reports using the CATA system
  • Advises supervisors of noted irregularities, patterns of missed swipes or suspected misuse of the CATA system by employees

Additional duties may be required for this position.

Location:          2 N. Lasalle, Suite 1050

Chicago, IL 60602

Days:                Monday-Friday

Hours:              9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*Hours of work may change and are assigned at department’s discretion depending on the needs of the business*.

Salary: minimum and maximum salaries for the V12 schedule range from ($54,504 – $91,788).

Please note that this title is on a step schedule and new hires will start at the first step of $54,504.00/Annually; the starting salary is non-negotiable.

Application Period:  12-6-21 to 12-20-21

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications

 Two years of timekeeping and/or payroll preparation experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment and specific job duties. (IF you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered).  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete, and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.

Educational & Employment Verification:

Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation.  If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected. The interviewed bidders possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected in seniority order according to the collective bargaining agreement.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Previous experience in timekeeping/payroll preparation
  • Previous experience in training and instructing staff
  • Previous experience working with Oracle based payroll software
  • Previous experience in CATA/CHIPPS
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

City of Chicago                                    Department of Human Resources

Lori Lightfoot, Mayor                                 Christopher Owen, Commissioner

Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm C.D.T.  on 12-20-21

BU: 54  Salary: $54,504.00 Pay Basis: Yearly

Transfer Period Open for DSS

 DSS is now accepting transfer requests from Local 1001 members department wide. 

As you know, DSS now accept transfer requests electronically. To access the Transfer Request form, please click on the link below or copy the link and paste into any web browser: 

Sanitation & General Laborers – http://tiny.cc/DSSLaborerTransfers 

RCC – http://tiny.cc/RCCTransfer 

FSS –http://tiny.cc/DSSFSStransfers 

Clerks – http://tiny.cc/DSStransferClerks 

The following will be required to submit a transfer: 

  •  Valid email address 
  •  Your employee ID # (can be found on your pay stub or you can ask your time keeper). 
  •  Your current job title, bureau and work location. 

This link can be accessed on any device with internet access (ie: desktop, tablet, laptop, mobile phone). You will receive a confirmation to the email address you provide on the form. 

Please keep in mind, for your transfer to be considered, you must be in an active status (currently working) at the time of the transfer meeting. If you are not in an active status, your transfer will not be considered. The deadline to submit your transfer is by the end of business Friday, December 31, 2021. Access to this link will be shut down after this date. 

If you wish to retreat your transfer and you no longer wish to leave your current work location, you must submit your request in writing by Friday, December 24th. No exceptions. 

If you experience any issues accessing the Transfer Request form thru the link provided, please contact Cesar Salgado at (312) 520-5734 or via email. Thank you 

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship
Each year, the Chicago Federation of Labor awards 10 William A. Lee Memorial Scholarships to high school seniors, five to the winners of the Academic Competition, and five to the winners of the Random Drawing. The scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, may be used at any accredited college or university in the United States.

Submission Deadline: Completed applications must be sent electronically to the Chicago Federation of Labor by Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022.

For more information on the William A. Lee Memorial Scholarship, please click here.

COVID COURT CASE UPDATE

November 24, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Since our last update and after our General Membership meeting on Sunday there have been some developments in our case against the City of Chicago on their COVID Policy.

As most of you already know we filed grievances, and worked our way through the Circuit Court system to try and have a judge grant us a TRO, Temporary Restraining Order, and Preliminary Injunction in Aid of Arbitration, to stop the City from further imposing their COVID policy and changes to their Sick Leave Addendum that was issued in March until we can have our case heard in arbitration.

We petitioned the Court to have our requests assigned to Judge Mitchell, the Judge in the FOP case, unfortunately that was denied. We were then assigned to Judge Horan, the Judge who ruled against the FOP in another case, so we asked for another Judge, which was Judge Conlon, she recused herself because of a possible conflict of interest and we finally ended up in front of Judge Cohen this past Friday morning. Our case was presented to him on Monday afternoon. On Tuesday we received information that the Fire Fighters Union, who filed very similar requests, were denied.

This morning we received Judge Cohen’s order and we, along with the other 22 Unions, were denied our motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction in Aid of Arbitration.

What that essentially means now is that we will proceed with the arbitration without the Court’s protection of the City implementing the December 31, 2021 vaccination or leave date.

Our attorney’s will be asking the arbitrator to freeze that date until he does rule on the case but again there is no guarantee he will do so. Regardless, we are going to arbitration and we are going to present the best case possible and will not be forced into a rushed arbitration in order to meet the City’s agenda.

As arbitration dates and more information becomes available, we will share it with everyone.

We have posted a copy of Judge Cohen’s order on our app if you care to read it. Now more than ever all of us, vaxed or not, need to stand together and support each other in what looks to be a very long and trying end to 2021.

We’re Stronger Together, We’re Union and We Ain’t Going Nowhere!

Bob Chianelli – Business Manager

Judge Cohen’s Order

Victory! House Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

VICTORY FOR LIUNA MEMBERS

House Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Paves Way for Hundreds of Thousands of Good Union Jobs

Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2021) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:

Today’s long awaited vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, the single greatest infrastructure investment in generations, is a victory for the hard-working men and women of LIUNA. The $1.2 trillion investment will restore our roads and bridges, our water systems, transit, and broadband with historic new investments. The investment will put Laborers to work in every community, revitalize our nation’s economy, and open doors to the middle-class for hundreds of thousands of working men and women.

LIUNA thanks President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for their leadership, their vision, and their resolve to win passage of this transformative investment in our nation.

Today’s victory could not have occurred without the grassroots support and extraordinary activism of LIUNA members who working together, took up this fight, barraging members of Congress with tens of thousands of emails and calls, as well as, attending more than one hundred townhall events, parades, rallies, and press events. From billboards and digital ad trucks, LIUNA’s message, “Pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Now,” was heard loud and clear.

LIUNA members are builders and that is just what we are ready to do. We look forward to working with the White House on the rollout of the infrastructure bill, the Build Back Better Agenda, and the creation of good union jobs building this nation.

City Issues Vaccination Policy

Late Friday afternoon, October 8, 2021, the City of Chicago imposed their Vaccination Policy. Many of our members, and other City employees have not seen the Policy and or were not furnished with a copy unless they have a City email address, which a majority of LiUNA Local 1001’s members do not have. In an attempt to give all of our members the accurate information, and dispel so many of the rumors, we are putting the policy up for you to read for yourself. This in no way shape or form means that we, LiUNA Local 1001, agrees with the City’s Vaccination Policy. We want our members to be aware of what the City is imposing on its employees and what this Union has been and will continue to address, negotiate and litigate if necessary for our members.

Instructions to enter data in City Employee Vaccination Portal

Please enter your information if you are vaccinated or not. October 15, 2021 is the deadline for all employees to submit this information. The Union has not agreed to the City’s proposed Vaccination Policy but the City has communicated to us that they are standing on the October 15, 2021 date for vaccination status through its web portal for all employees.

Click here to be directed to the City of Chicago Vaccination web portal now.

Click on the image to enlarge it

Click here to see an instructional video on filling out the form above

Click here to see an instructional video on filling out the form above

Chicago Federation of Labor Statement In Response to Questions Concerning Communications by the City of Chicago Regarding a Vaccination Mandate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 1, 2021

Contact: Nora Cay Ryan

ncryan@chicagolabor.org

Office: 312-222-1000

Cell: 847-826-2061

Chicago Federation of Labor Statement In Response to Questions Concerning Communications by the City of Chicago Regarding a Vaccination Mandate

CHICAGO – Chicago Federation of Labor President Bob Reiter released the following statement in response to questions concerning communications by the city of Chicago regarding a vaccination mandate

“Many unions under the Chicago Federation of Labor umbrella continue to negotiate a proposed vaccination and testing policy with the city of Chicago that will best protect workers and residents. Though the city has not yet presented a comprehensive policy to its workforce, we understand that communications have been sent to that same workforce that provide indicators, albeit inconsistent, of what a full policy could detail. We want to be clear that our coalition has not agreed to any policy with the city of Chicago. Furthermore, if the city plans to share details with its workforce of a yet-to-be-announced policy, we encourage them to be consistent in their communications so as not to confuse, frustrate or provide additional anxiety to a workforce that has been sacrificing their health and safety for the past 18 months.”

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The Chicago Federation of Labor is the third-largest central labor council of the AFL-CIO representing nearly 300 unions and labor organizations comprised of over half a million union members in Chicago and Cook County.

The Chicago Federation of Labor is the third-largest central labor council of the AFL-CIO representing nearly 300 unions and labor organizations comprised of over half a million union members in Chicago and Cook County.

Mayor’s Office Quietly Said They’ll Allow Routine Testing For Some

City Worker Vaccine Mandate Watered Down As Mayor’s Office Quietly Said They’ll Allow Routine Testing For Some

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has said city workers need to get vaccinated to protect the public — but in a letter to workers, her office said those that don’t can get tested.

Block Club Chicago

Kelly Bauer 9:18 AM CDT on Oct 1, 2021

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot has said all city workers need to get vaccinated to protect themselves and the public — but her office quietly revised that policy in a letter to workers.

Instead, workers who don’t get vaccinated by the Oct. 15 deadline will be able to keep their jobs, though they’ll be required to test regularly, according to the letter.

When announcing the vaccine mandate in August, Lightfoot said all workers would have to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 15. That meant all workers would have to have their final shot as of Friday.

Lightfoot did not mention testing in her August announcement, nor was it mentioned in a news release explaining the mandate at the time.

Lightfoot has repeatedly pushed for workers to get fully vaccinated, saying it’s needed to ensure city staff is protected from coronavirus — and thereby protect the members of the public they interact with.

“The only way that we can really, truly maximize safety in the workplace” is through vaccines, Lightfoot said at a news conference last week.

In late August, she said, “We owe it to the public to also make sure they’re protected so we’re protected.”

But a letter sent from the city to workers says those who don’t comply can instead get tested. And Dr. Allison Arwady, head of the Chicago Department, said Thursday city workers who don’t get vaccinated can test routinely.

“Employees who are not fully vaccinated by October 15, 2021 will need to undergo regular COVID-19 testing,” according to the letter sent to employees. In another part, it says, “Additional information about testing, including how long the testing option will be available and how to submit test results will be provided as soon as the policy is finalized.”

The Mayor’s Office has not responded to requests for comment.

The mandate has proven controversial, with the Fraternal Order of Police — the largest union representing police officers in Chicago — saying it opposes the measure. The Chicago Federation of Labor also criticized the mandate when Lightfoot announced it, saying the measure could “harden opposition to the vaccine.”

But Lightfoot has insisted the mandate is still a go — while criticizing the police union for not negotiating with the city over the measure.

The city’s mandate also excludes aldermen, with the Mayor’s Office saying they cannot be forced by Lightfoot to get their shots.

The revised policy matches what is being done elsewhere; for example, the state has pushed for workers to get vaccinated and said that those who don’t will have to get tested.

Everyone 12 and older is eligible to get vaccinated in Chicago.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free and do not require insurance. Anyone can call the city’s coronavirus hotline at 312-746-4835 to get more information on how and where to get vaccinated in their community.

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Job/Bid Announcement – Field Sanitation Investigator

FIELD SANITATION INVESTIGATOR

This and other positions may be available at the City of Chicago website : www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

Job Number: 353937

BID ANNOUNCEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF STREETS & SANITATION

This position is covered under the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the Laborers International Union of North America – Local 1001 (BU #54).  Only employees in City job titles in this bargaining unit are eligible to bid on this position. 

 IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.  YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”   (NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER).  FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION.  

VACANCIES:  2 

Under supervision, positions perform a combination of field inspection work investigating complaints related to abandoned or hazardous vehicles and sanitation complaints to ensure compliance of the City of Chicago’s sanitation code and health and safety ordinances; enforces the City’s regulations restricting parking; and performs related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Conducts field inspections of alleys building exteriors and vacant lots while looking for overflowing refuse bins or dumpsters, overgrown weeds, and/or fly dumping to determine rodent infestation and related city code violations
  • Interprets applicable city codes and ordinances to contractors, business owners, residents and complainants and explains sanitation inspection enforcement objectives
  • Investigates and responds to 311 complaints and service requests to identify possible (e.g., sanitation violations, rodent infestations, abandoned or hazardous dilapidated vehicles)
  • Inspects condition of reported vehicles, chalks tires and places notification stickers on vehicles deemed abandoned or hazardous notifying owners that vehicle will be towed within a specified period of time
  • Contracts office personnel to check information on vehicles suspected as stolen and receives verification
  • Identifies and enforces parking restrictions on streets during the course of field investigations, special events and/or for the overnight parking ban program (e.g., preparing vehicle tow reports, working with tow truck drivers to coordinate vehicle tows and coordinating the relocation of vehicles on streets during emergency snow removal or other emergencies) to enforce parking/tow zone restrictions
  • Drives a city vehicle to inspect identified areas in response to sanitation complaints, service requests, to assess extent of sanitation problems, and to locate abandoned or hazardous vehicles
  • Makes determination if vehicles can be classified as abandoned or hazardous
  • Writes notices and citations for applicable violation (e.g., rodent abatement, sanitation and parking violations)
  • Maintains and updates hand held mobile device and investigation findings
  • Re-inspects unresolved or repeat violators to ensure violations are rectified
  • Assists the Sanitation Division with daily operations as needed
  • Prepares daily work reports and maintains records of work activities
  • Prepares and documents findings at inspected sites and files reports
  • May work extended hours, as required 

NOTE:  The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.  

LOCATION:  Varies

  HOURS:  Varies  

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of work experience in municipal refuse collection or street cleaning operations OR two years of work experience in enforcing or inspecting for compliance license requirements, parking regulations, federal and state laws or local ordinances, OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience  

Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications

  • A valid State of Illinois Driver’s license is required 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT

  • Moderate lifting (up to 35 pounds) is required

NOTE:  You must provide your valid driver’s license at the time of processing. 

NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.  You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.   

Education & Employment Verification  Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying.  If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation.  If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.    

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

This position requires applicants to successfully pass skills assessment tests and complete an interview.  Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after test results have been compiled and analyzed. Applicants who receive a passing score on the test will be selected to interview. The interviewed candidate(s) receiving a passing score on the test and possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral interview, will be selected for hire. 

Evaluation:  Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application.  Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applicants will be accepted. 

Residency Requirement:   All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.   

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application processplease contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or disabilityaccommodations@cityofchicago.org. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.  

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity & Military Friendly Employer.

*The salary is based on current rate of pay and years of service.

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT)  Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CDT on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.  No exceptions will be made.

Unposting Date: Oct 12, 2021, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 54Salary: $59,808.00 – $100,680.00 |   

Pay Basis:Yearly

City Vaccination Policy Update

Vaccine Medical Exemption Form

Vaccine Religious Exemption Form

We continue to meet with the City regarding their proposed vaccination policy.  There are still some fundamental differences regarding the policy we are attempting to work through.  However, we have made some progress.  Please let me make this perfectly clear, we have not reached an agreement, and it is unclear whether we will reach an agreement.  We will update you as soon as we have more information.

The City informed us it will send out an email to employees this morning (Friday) informing them that the portal to report vaccination status and to request religious/medical exemptions is open. The email will also inform them that October 15, 2021 is the date by which they either need to be fully vaccinated or begin a testing regimen.

Below is the text of the City email:

Dear City Colleagues,

As you are already aware, the City of Chicago is requiring all City employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 15, 2021. Employees who are not fully vaccinated by October 15, 2021 will need to undergo regular COVID-19 testing. While we are continuing to work with our labor partners on finalizing a vaccination policy that is effective, fair and workable, employees who have been fully vaccinated can begin reporting their vaccination status beginning today. If you are already fully vaccinated, you can submit your vaccination information at: https://www.chicago.gov/vaxportal.

“Fully vaccinated” means two weeks past the second dose of a two dose mNRA vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna) or two weeks past a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Additional information about testing, including how long the testing option will be available and how to submit test results will be provided as soon as the policy is finalized.

You can safely and securely submit your vaccination records via the City of Chicago Employee Vaccination Portal. The portal is compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements for keeping data secure. 

In order to submit your vaccination information, you will need to provide information about the type of vaccine that you received. You will also need to upload either a scanned copy or photograph of your vaccination card. If you have lost your vaccination card, you can request a copy of your vaccination record by visiting: https://redcap.link/izrequestform

You will also need to provide your Employee ID # when submitting your information. You can find your Employee ID # on your payroll slip or you can contact your department’s HR Liaison to obtain this information. 

Employees can apply for a medical or religious accommodation to be exempt from the requirement to be fully vaccinated. The accommodation forms are attached to this email. If you are applying for a medical or a religious accommodation, you can email your completed form to vaccineexemptions@cityofchicago.org or you can provide the completed form to your department’s HR Liaison and they will forward the form to the Department of Human Resources. Requests will be processed on a case-by-case basis in the order they are received.   

If you have any questions about how to submit your vaccination information or how to submit an accommodation request, please contact your department’s HR Liaison. 

Thank you,

Sybil Madison                                    Christopher Owen

Chief of Staff                                      DHR Commissioner

Labor Day is Our Day

September 3, 2021


Labor Day is Our Day

On this Labor Day, we lay claim to a holiday meant to recognize the sacrifice, struggle and sweat of working men and women who have built our nations. It is workers and their unions who are on the frontlines, carrying us through economic ups and downs, through wars, and through pandemics, and none have done so willingly as the strong, proud and united members of LIUNA across the U.S. and Canada. 

This Labor Day finds a new day dawning in the United States, with the promise of a transformational investment that will finally repair our crumbling infrastructure and create good, LIUNA jobs. In both the United States and Canada, we are working to build a stronger middle-class, strengthen union rights, and looking forward to the eventual end of a pandemic that has destabilized and taken too many lives.

Yet still, all too often the hopes, dreams and aspirations of working people continue to be crushed by barbaric anti-union campaigns, by racism and bigotry, by inequality and by greed. As LIUNA members, we stand ready to fight, and we know that for all that ails our nations, there is no quicker nor more certain cure than a union card.

On this holiday, let us reclaim the true meaning of Labor Day and be inspired by the words of the militant union warrior and martyr Joe Hill, who so eloquently spoke of the power of workers united in solidarity, “If the workers took a notion they could stop all speeding trains; every ship upon the ocean they can tie with mighty chains.”

It is through our union’s strength and resolve that our nations thrive. May every LIUNA member feel the power, be the power and use the power! On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni and the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, I wish you and your family a safe, meaningful and well-deserved Labor Day.

We need your help to create more good union jobs now!

August 30, 2021

Dear Members, 

The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill pending in Congress means jobs for Laborers for years to come. 

Act now to invest in your career: www.LiUNA.org/bif.

Contact your congressperson and urge immediate passage of the bill. It will only take a few moments to follow the link www.LiUNA.org/bif, fill in your name and address, then push submit and a prewritten email will be sent to your representative on your behalf. 

This is a massive investment and the most important action you can take is to tell congress how important this bill is to a generation of Laborers. 

Thank you, 

Bob Chianelli

Business Manager – LiUNA 1001

About today’s vaccine mandate announcement

A MESSAGE FROM THE LiUNA 1001 BUSINESS MANAGER

Dear Brothers and Sisters,  

The proud strong members of LiUNA Local 1001 have been working day in and day out throughout this entire pandemic putting their safety and health on the line to keep Chicago running and I want to thank each and every one of you.  

This Local Union, along with our brothers and sisters from across the labor movement, have been working since day one of this pandemic to protect our members by fighting for safety procedures for everyone.  

There are opposing views and beliefs about the benefits of vaccination but I do not believe that punitive mandates will significantly increase the number of our members who will choose to be vaccinated. On the contrary, I believe it will have the opposite effect and dishearten the men and women who have kept this city functional for the past 18 months.

In reality there have only been a couple of meetings with the City concerning this issue and I am  hoping this vaccination policy can be resolved through continued discussions and negotiations, and not public communications.

Local 1001, along with many of the other unions, have strongly expressed to the City that any vaccination policy must include not only medical and religious exemptions but also testing alternatives.

I promise to do what I was elected to do and that is to stand with our members and demand they get the respect to make their own choice on this very serious and personal issue.  

In Solidarity,

Bob Chianelli

Job/Bid Announcement – Watchman

Job Number: 351523

DEPARTMENT OF ASSETS, INFORMATION AND SERVICES

WATCHMAN VACANCIES: 1

 This position is open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the Laborers International Union of North America, Local 1001, Bargaining Unit 54.

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS  

 (Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”)

  IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”, CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.  YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”

  (NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER). 

  FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION. 

  Under supervision, positions are responsible for protecting and maintaining the security and safety of various city-wide facilities including multi-level warehouses, office buildings and parking lots, on a 24 hours seven days a week (24/7) basis, working assigned shifts and weekends, and performs related duties as required.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

 Monitors security cameras and alarms from a central location (i.e. Command Center), viewing designated sites via cameras and responds to alarms system wide to ensure premises are safe and secure from unauthorized entry, vandalism and other security risks

Receives calls from Watchmen in the field reporting security and safety incidents, and initiates appropriate level of response by calling 911 for Police or Fire emergency response or contacting supervisors or other department managers

Patrols the interior and exterior of designated facilities and locations during working and nonworking hours, to protect premises from unauthorized entry, vandalism, fire and other potential security and safety threats

Walks through the interior of facilities, ensuring that only authorized personnel are in building

Walks the exterior of buildings, checking that doors are secured, fence lines are intact, vehicle gates are secured, and that exterior lighting is in working order along with other security checks

Mans a guard post at the entrance of a facility or warehouse, checking for proper identification of personnel seeking entry and monitoring the entry and exit of vehicles, supplies, materials and personnel

Reads and writes reports. Prepares incident reports documenting safety or security violations for review and use by management

Checks in with the Command Center on an hourly basis as part of work procedures

Drives to various locations as part of a roving or mobile patrol, performing security and safety checks around the exterior of facilities including large parking lots

NOTE:  The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

Location:            Citywide 

Hours:                 10:00 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Shift:                  Nights

Days/Days Off:   Vary    

Salary:              $23.91 per hour

2021 LiUNA Local 1001 Scholarship Contest Form

Laborers’ Local Union 1001 again will offer our annual scholarship contest for the 2021-2022 school year. Each of the four scholarships will be a one-time award of $1,500 each. To be eligible for the contest applicants must be children of members in good standing of Laborers’ Local Union 1001 and enrolled in an accredited college or university undergraduate program in the fall semester of 2021.

All submissions will be accepted online using the link below, from the Local 1001 app, or from the Local 1001 website link at the top of the page.

Local 1001 Scholarship Contest Link