Juneteenth is now an official City Holiday for our Members.

During our first negotiation meeting with the City of Chicago we requested that the City honor Juneteenth this year even though our CBA does not expire until June 30. Today the City has agreed to honor our request therefore Juneteenth which falls on a Sunday this year will be observed, for employees who’s work day does not include Sunday, on Monday June 20th.

We need your help now! Protect our wages and benefits.

Help us  make your voices heard. Click here to tell the U.S. Department of Labor to protect our wages and benefits. The deadline is May 17th.

Ask your co-workers, friends, and family members to please take a minute to submit a comment on the link below.

Without a strong and strictly enforced Davis Bacon law our wages and benefits will erode.

The DOL needs to hear from workers like you who support a stronger Davis Bacon law. Please take a minute out of your day to submit a comment before May 17th.

Tell the DOL to protect our wages and benefits NOW!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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We would like to wish all the hard working mom’s of LiUNA a Happy Mother’s Day and especially the mom’s of LiUNA Local 1001. We recognize and appreciate your dedication to your family and to this great Union of ours. Enjoy your special day ladies, you’ve earned it! We’re Stronger Together, We’re Union and We Ain’t Going Nowhere!

A Message from General President Terry O’Sullivan – Workers Memorial Day

April 28, 2022

Safe Jobs Now!

Each year as April turns to May, we commemorate Workers Memorial Day in the U.S. and the National Day of Mourning in Canada, followed by May Day. We remember those killed, injured and sickened on the job so their names and memories are not forgotten and their sacrifices may help highlight the importance of improving job site safety. And we salute those who gave their lives more than a century ago during the May Day struggles for fundamental respect and rights for working people.

In addition to the thousands of workers who have been victims of hazards, 1 million Americans and Canadians have now perished due to COVID-19, many of whom contracted the disease in the workplace. All too often working men and women have been exposed to unnecessary hazards and told that is the price of having a job. And, all too often, workers have been told to take it or leave it and are denied basic rights, including the right to join together in a union.

The strongest weapon against dangerous jobs and repression of rights has always been our union cards. When we are united, we are strong and proud, we have the power not to take it and not to leave it – and we are victorious.

On this Workers Memorial Day and on May Day, let us unite anew to strengthen our union and win the struggle for safer jobs, for workers’ rights, for civil rights and for human rights. Let us fight for the day when every job is a safe job and every worker has undeniable basic rights and freedoms.

May you always feel the power, be the power and use the power!

We need your help and your friends and family too!

Please let everyone you know, family, friends, co-workers, that they can join us in sending a loud and clear message in support of the DOL.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a historic update to protect and strengthen Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rules that will:

  • Ramp up enforcement on law-breaking contractors
  • Stop wage theft and misclassification
  • Implement anti-retaliation protections
  • Modernize the process for setting wages to reinforce the wage floor
  • Return to the more fair and accurate three-step method in setting wages (a wage rate will be considered prevailing if it was paid to at least 30 percent of workers)*
The DOL’s proposed updates are ground-breaking and monumental. Strong Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rules are our members’ lifeline to the middle-class.

Please join your LIUNA brothers and sisters in speaking out NOW!

Use our easy tool to support the DOL’s proposed updated rules and tell them to protect LiUNA members’ pay!

 

Follow Up to City’s Ending Paid COVID Time.

As you may recall on March 31, 2022 the City of Chicago cancelled their Employee COVID Sick Leave Policy which basically put all our members out in the cold as far as being paid if they were ordered into quarantine and or contracted COVID themselves. You may also recall that Local 1001 went public with their disgust for this cold and heartless treatment of our members, especially since our members have been on the frontlines day in and day out since the pandemic began.

We have had numerous uncomfortable conversations with the City about their decision to end this policy and we are happy to inform our membership that today we received notice that the Employee Sick Leave Policy Addendum dated January 22, 2022 will be extended to January 15, 2023. In addition the policy is retroactive to April 1, 2022.

We know it has been difficult dealing with not only the threat of COVID and the circumstances that have come with the pandemic since 2020 but we have and we will continue to stand with you to make sure you are treated with the care and respect that you, our members, deserve.

The full Sick Leave Policy Addendum link is below.

Sick Leave Policy Addendum

Job/Bib Announcement -Airport Operations Supervisor I

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Airport Operations Supervisor I, V14

Chicago Department of Aviation

Number of Positions: 8

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 LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF N.A., 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 general supervision, inspects airfield and airside facilities for overall operational safety, ensuring compliance with operational safety and security standards relating to airport operations under 14 CFR Part 139 administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and performs related duties as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Visually inspect the condition and maintenance of airfield facilities and surrounding perimeter (e.g., runways, taxiways, ramps, safety areas) to ensure surfaces are free of safety hazards, obstructions and debris and in good physical condition.
  • Request emergency repairs and monitor work crews on the airfield performing work such as pavement repairs (e.g. potholes), removal of debris and other safety hazards from airfield, and the repair of airfield lighting and signage equipment.
  • Prepare documentation and reports of airfield inspections, findings and irregularities and maintain daily log of activities / operations logs.
  • Issue and cancel Notice to Airman (NOTAMS) to provide current information on aviation and airfield conditions including the opening and closing of runways to FAA air traffic control.
  • Monitor weather service reports, check surface conditions and temperatures and advise city personnel, contractors and other aviation personnel of weather conditions.
  • Assist senior level Airport Operations Supervisors II in implementing procedures to control access and movement of personnel on the airfield, closing and opening runways and other airfield areas, and approving proper placement of barricades.
  • Act as a liaison to the FAA, airport administration and the operations tower, monitoring and directing the reporting and dissemination of information relating to construction work, emergency situations and other incidents affecting aircraft movement and field conditions.
  • Assist in providing appropriate level of response in emergency situations including monitoring responders, taking actions to ensure operational integrity of airfield and maintaining communications with airport management and the operations tower.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding the status of airfield facilities and maintenance issues.
  • Coordinate snow removal operations on the airfield and conduct runway and taxiway assessments after cleaning procedures.
  • Take appropriate action to clear aircraft operating areas and airfield of wildlife hazards.

Additional duties may be required for this position.

Location:   Chicago Department of Aviation

O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport

Shift:         Varies

Hours:       Varies

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications

 MINIMUM QUALFICATIONS:  Two years of airfield operations work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required. Must obtain airfield certification within six months of hire.

Work environment requires the ability to operate an SUV and truck and requires the ability to climb two flights of stairs through a narrow passageway. Some lifting (up to 25 pounds) is required.

NOTE:  This position requires the selected incumbent to be available nights, weekends, and holidays based on operational needs. In addition, outside work/inspection is required with possible exposure to fumes, dust, noise, and work in all weather conditions.

NOTE: The candidates selected for hire must pass an airport background check and a Security Threat Assessment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • applicable federal (e.g., FAA), state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines
  • airport operations methods, practices, and procedures
  • airfield inspection and maintenance methods, practices, and procedures
  • airport emergency procedures
  • supervisory methods, practices, and procedures
  • applicable City and department policies, procedures, rules, and regulations

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.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Proficiency with the Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139 Certification of Airport.
  • Work experience performing airfield operations or in the aviation industry at a commercial airport.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Aviation related degree.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software.

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 April 15, 2022.

 

Unposting Date: Apr 15, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 54
Salary: $66,972.00-$112,668.00   Pay Basis:Yearly 

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The City of Chicago Ends Paid Time Off for Employees With or Exposed to COVID

The statement below is directly from the email notice sent to all City Unions today.

The purpose of this email is to remind you, our Union representatives, that the Sick Leave Policy Addendum expires on March 31, 2022, as expressly stated in the City of Chicago COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  After March 31, 2022, paid time off for COVID-19 is no longer available.  Employees unable to work will need to use existing benefit time, apply for a leave of absence, apply for FMLA, or return to work if able.

According to the New York Times we may be in the midst of a possible surge of the virus  “…. a highly transmissible subvariant of omicron has become the dominant strain of the coronavirus in the U.S.
Many health experts warn the nation is unprepared for another wave of infections, partly because there is a lack of federal funds for testing and treatments. 
…the so-called stealth omicron, known officially as BA.2, now accounted for 55% of new cases reported in the U.S. in the week ending Saturday. The subvariant fueled a surge in cases in Europe.

Yet the City in its infinite wisdom has cancelled paid time off for those who may be directly exposed or have contracted the virus that they, seem so obsessed with, until now. Now it’s OK to come to work sick or don’t get paid! We have all seen the memo’s which say the exact opposite, but now that they have used and drained our members who have worked every day since the Pandemic began over 24 months ago, they no longer care if you are sick, just come to work or go broke, your choice. That’s a great way to treat the men and women who kept this city clean and running through this entire ordeal. Great respect for your employees, City of Chicago. You should all be ashamed of yourselves, this was never about safety, the bottom line is it’s about MONEY. This is a giant knife in the back of every employee of the City of Chicago.

Job Announcement – Laborer Apprentice – Department of Water Management

Please note these positions are covered by LiUNA Local 1092.

LABORER – APPRENTICE    Job Number: 362420

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Laborer-Apprentice

Department of Water Management

Bureau of Operations and Distribution

Number of Positions: 176 Full-Time Seasonal

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 LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA – LOCAL 1092 (BARGAINING UNIT #53).   

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

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 LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA – LOCAL 1092 (BARGAINING UNIT #53).   

The City of Chicago has partnered with the Water Pipe Extension, Bureau of Engineering Laborers’ Local 1092 to establish a training program that combines 360 hours of class room training and instruction with 3,800 hours of paid on-the-job training (OJT) and work experience.

Positions attend classroom instruction through the Chicagoland Laborers Training and Apprentice Center, and are not paid by the City for the hours of classroom instruction.

Upon successful completion of the training program, positions are awarded a certificate of completion of the Laborers’ Training Program by LiUNA Local Union 1092. A subcommittee of representatives from Local 1092 and city departments overseeing the training program will certify the completion of all program requirements for each position.

DUTIES:

  • Under immediate supervision, receives on the job training and is assigned tasks that will increase his/her knowledge and skills of construction laborer duties.
  • Performs unskilled, physically demanding labor at construction, maintenance, and repair project sites of public facilities or in the public way including streets and roadways, water distribution structures, sewer/drainage structures, bridges, and viaducts.
  • Complete 360 hour formal training program of classroom instruction.
  • Complete 3,800 hours of paid on-the-job training (OJT) under the guidance and direction of a Construction Laborer.
  • Learn how to safely prepare work sites, digging and backfilling trenches and tunnel and shaft excavations.
  • Learn how to safely remove dirt and clear obstructions from around work areas (e.g. catch basins, valve basins, water and electrical vaults, manholes).
  • Learn how to safely set braces and shoring equipment and drive sheeting to support the sides of excavations and prevent cave-ins.
  • Learn how to safely dismantle concrete and masonry retaining and bearing walls.
  • Learn how to safely operate and maintain pneumatic tools (e.g. jack hammers, concrete/pavement breakers, sandblasters, clay spades) in the performance of tasks including breaking out old pavement, curbs and gutters.
  • Learn how to safely use hand tools (e.g. shovels, picks, sledgehammers) in the performance of tasks including removing rock in underground tunnels.
  • Apply knowledge obtained through class room instruction including safety procedures and practices for trenching and excavation; pipe laying; concrete placement and mason tending..
  • Apply skills obtained through classroom instruction including the safe and proper use of pneumatic tools; the building and dismantling of scaffolds; and the safe and proper operation of various construction equipment.
  • Assist Construction Laborers in performance of laborer tasks including loading and unloading materials and equipment from trucks, lifting and placing materials (e.g. pipes, valves, castings) into trenches using pipe sticks, ropes and dollies, and setting up barricades, safety cones, and street plates around work sites.
  • Assist skilled trades workers in readying and supplying needed tools, equipment and materials.
  • Performs related duties 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:  Bureau of Operations and Distribution

Days Off:  Varies

Shift:         Varies

Hours:       Varies

Lunch        ½-hour

THESE ARE SEASONAL POSITIONS

NOTE: Positions in Department of Water Management (DWM) will remain seasonal positions after the completion of the two year apprenticeship training program. Positions in DWM will become Career Service as necessary based on an existing union agreement

Qualifications

 Willingness and ability to perform the job duties. Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application. Successful candidates must pass a drug screen, background investigation, physical and required pre-employment exams.

Licensure, Certification, or other Qualifications

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

NOTE: Successful candidates must pass a drug screen, background investigation, physical and required pre-employment exams.  

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Exposure to outdoor weather conditions
  • Exposure to loud noise, fumes or dust, oily or wet environment
  • Exposure to hazardous conditions (e.g. construction sites, heavy machinery)
  • Work performed above or below ground level
  • Work performed using scaffolds and ladders
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Heavy lifting (up to 100 pounds) is required
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended or continuous periods of time
  • Ability to quickly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with one’s body, arms, and/or legs
  • Ability to operate applicable hand tools, power tools, and equipment
  • Ability to access difficult to enter spaces (e.g. trenches, tunnels, cramped quarters)

NOTE: This position requires candidate(s) to complete a Willing and Able questionnaire.  Candidate(s) who affirmatively answer the Willing and Able questionnaire will be evaluated for further consideration.

NOTE: You must provide valid proof of age at time of processing.

NOTE: You must provide your driver’s license, transcripts or diploma, professional license(s), or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.

CPS GRADUATE PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers a CPS Graduate Preference to high school graduates from the Chicago Public School system.  In order to receive the CPS Graduate Preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a CPS high school graduate by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you a high school graduate of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and do you want to be considered for this preference?”  In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your high school graduation from a Chicago Public High School.  You must attach a copy of your high school transcripts or diploma from a Chicago Public High School.  Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the CPS Graduate Preference.

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 04/08/2022

Unposting Date: Apr 8, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 53
Salary: $27.54/hour  

Job/Bid Announcement Dispatcher-Arborist

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BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

DISPATCHER – ARBORIST

DEPARTMENT OF STREETS & SANITATION

Bureau of Forestry

Number of Positions: 1

Starting Salary: $45.90

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 LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA 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 general supervision, works in the Department of Streets and Sanitation’s Bureau of Forestry, assigning staff, performing a variety of dispatch/communications and administrative activities to support the work functions of Forestry work crews in the field, and performs related duties as required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Relays information to staff in the field and to callers on the cultivation, management, health and safety of a wide variety of tree species.
  • Interacts with work crews on methods to be used in the care and maintenance for various types of tree species
  • Prepares daily route sheets, rotating crews through wards in district based on review of daily reports from central office
  • Accesses 311-CSR system to generate daily worksheets for crews with assignment and location of trees to be trimmed/removed
  • Takes calls from department personnel, aldermanic offices and other city departments reporting problems with trees in the district; enters data into the 311-CSR system to create service requests
  • Receives calls and advises from crews reporting issues trees or equipment and jobs completed; accesses 311-CSR system to update records and close out service requests
  • Maintains contact with crews in the field and relays information on work priorities or emergency requests for tree planting trimming/removals; receives and relays messages between field and central office
  • Reviews for completeness and accuracy daily worksheets submitted by work crews detailing work completed, size of crew and hours worked, equipment used during work shifts
  • Uses Excel to maintain and update work records, track data and prepare productivity reports
  • Maintain contact with foremen of work crews to ensure work is progressing and arrange for additional resources as needed, and relay directives between central office and the field
  • Access records on various systems (e.g., in-house projects system, 311-CSR) to maintain project records, update project and work schedules and close out completed projects
  • Maintains and tracks data of section’s work accomplishments (e.g., trees planted/ trimmed/removed, tree stump removed) and prepares productivity reports

Additional duties may be required for this position.

LOCATION:  2352 S. Ashland

DAYS OFF:  Varies                          

HOURS:  Varies

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE.

Qualifications

 MINIMUM QUALFICATIONS

One year of experience working in a field or office position as a certified Arborist.  Must be a Certified Arborist.

NOTE:  You must provide your Arborist License or Certification at the time of processing. 

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.

This position requires external candidates to successfully clear City of Chicago indebtedness and clear background check before hire.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Previous work experience in tree trimming and removal of municipal trees
  • Previous work experience in dispatching work crews
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Software
  • Proficiency in creating and generating Oracle-based reports

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 Monday, April 4, 2022.

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

BU: 54
Salary: $45.90    Pay Basis: Hourly

Job/Bid Announcement General Laborer Aviation

GENERAL LABORER-AVIATION

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

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 LABORERS INTL UNION OF N.A., LOCAL 1001 – (Select 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: https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/103/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en  

(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. 

CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION

Number of vacancies: 8 (eight)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Outside Terminal / Secured/ Non-Secured Areas

Collects refuse and bulk garbage from the exterior of all terminals and security posts, and from exterior and interior of support facilities (i.e. airport maintenance complex (AMC), H&R plant and warehouse); lifts and removes trash bags from large (55 gallon) refuse containers and loads onto refuse trucks. Uses hand tools (i.e. rakes, heavy-duty long handled dustpans and brooms) and powered equipment (i.e. sweepers/green machines and riding vacuums) to clean and pick up debris from exterior areas including sidewalks, grass areas, fence lines and parking lots. Walks designated areas/roadways to pick up debris using picks; empties ash tray containers and cleans/polishes stainless steel refuse and ashtray containers around terminal areas. Removes snow and ice from sidewalks, curbs and exterior of terminals and facilities and spreads salt using salt spreaders, snow blowers, compact utility riding tractors with attached snow plows, hand shovels and ice scrapers. Cuts grass and trims weeds on all grass areas in non-secured and secured (i.e. service roads, taxiways, runways) airport areas using compact utility riding tractor mowers, powered weed trimmers and grass mowers; applies pesticides for weed control. Trims and cuts down trees and shrubs; works from a bucket truck to reach and remove selected limbs using powers saws or pruners. Responds to clean up requests from vehicle accidents, sets up barricades, puts down oil and picks up debris; delivers and sets up barricades to designated sites. Raises and lowers all CDA controlled American, State, County and City flags located throughout the airport. Perform minor cold patch repair on taxiways and runways as needed.

Inside Terminal / Secured/ Non-Secured Areas

Loads and unloads supply trucks with office supplies, janitorial supplies, salt bags, trades materials and other equipment and supplies and delivers to various facilities and storerooms throughout the airport. Cleans up, removes debris and disposes of bulk items from terminal areas, basements and tunnels; cleans pedestrian stairwells in parking garages and checks for light outages. Moves furniture and office equipment to various areas in the airport; moves bench seating in terminals; sets up cots for stranded passengers. Delivers, sets-up and removes platforms, tables, chairs and decorations for special events/holidays. Works the mail run, delivering and picking up mail and packages between airports, city departments and other facilities. Performs other related duties as required.

This position requires candidates selected for hire to be available nights, weekends, and holidays based on operational needs. In addition, outside work/inspection is required with possible exposure to fumes, dust, and noise. 

Candidates selected for hire MUST PASS a 2 –week, LOCAL 1001 Training Course within 3 months from the day of hire.

CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION

Location:  O’Hare International Airport AND Midway International Airport

Shifts: 6:00 am – 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 10:00 pm – 6:00 am

Days Off:  Varies

Candidates selected for hire must pass an airport background check and a Security Treat Assessment (STA).

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Willingness and ability to perform the job duties.

Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications
Some positions may require a valid State of Illinois driver’s license
Some positions may require obtaining an Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide Operator License
Some positions may have to pass a Ground Motor Vehicle Operating Regulation Basic Driving test administered by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA)

WORKING CONDITIONS: Airport terminals and facilities. Airfields, runways and other exterior areas of airport and surrounding areas. Exposure to loud noises and extreme weather conditions. Work schedules include varying days off and three shifts.
EQUIPMENT: Manual equipment (e.g., brooms, picks, shovels). Power equipment (e.g., riding vacuum, compact utility riding tractors, power saws, chain saws, pruners). Personal protective equipment (e.g., shoes, glasses, gloves, safety vest)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Extremely heavy lifting and carrying ranging from 75 to 100 pounds is required. Ability to stand, walk and bend for extended or continuous periods of time. Ability to use and operate applicable hand and power tools and equipment. Ability to climb (e.g., access cabs of trucks or vehicles, staircases).

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Bidders who successfully apply for the position, meet the minimum qualifications and AFFIRMATIVELY answer the Willingness and Ability Questionnaire, will be hired in seniority order and according to the CBA rules. Non-bidders who successfully apply for the position, meet the minimum qualifications and AFFIRMATIVELY answer the Willingness and Ability Questionnaire, will be hired in LOTTERY order.

Candidates selected for hire MUST PASS a 2 –week, LOCAL 1001 Training Course within 3 months from the day of hire.

Candidates selected for hire must pass an airport background check and a Security Treat Assessment (STA).

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:  The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge.  Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented.  In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?”  In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service.  For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationery stating dates of service and character of service.  For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationery verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application.  Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

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 applications 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 process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY).  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 Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm C.D.T.  Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. C.D.T. on March 28th, 2022. No exceptions will be made.

Unposting Date: Mar 28, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 54  Salary: $21.38 hourly

Bid/Job Announcements

We are happy to announce that this morning the City of Chicago posted bid/job announcements for 80 Seasonal General Laborers and 14 Seasonal Transportation Laborers. Please see our job section on the app or our website for more details and links to apply online. You have until 11:59 pm on March 8, 2022 to apply.

Guidance for providing no-cost, at home COVID-19 antigen tests.

Use your City of Chicago pharmacy benefit to obtain at-home COVID-19 test kits without a prescription

 On January 10, 2022, the Biden administration finalized guidance for providing no-cost, at-home COVID-19 antigen tests through commercial and employer-offered health insurance plans. Covered individuals can receive up to 8 tests per 30 calendar days. The test maximum does not include any PCR tests ordered or administered by a health care professional.

City of Chicago employees and their covered dependents, who are enrolled in health benefits, will be able to obtain at-home tests through their CVS Caremark prescription drug benefit. Members have two coverage options:

  • Show your CVS Caremark ID card at any in-network pharmacy counter (CVS, Walgreens, and most other pharmacies): Members will pay $0 for at-home COVID-19 antigen tests at any in-network pharmacy that has COVID-19 antigen tests available for purchase.
  • Reimbursement for tests purchased starting January 15, 2022: Members may upload a copy of their receipt to Caremark.com to submit for reimbursement or submit a paper claim.

Members will be reimbursed no less than the actual price, or $12 per test (whichever is lower).

Members are required to submit their demographics, the number of tests, the type of test purchased, where it was purchased from, and a copy of the purchase receipt dated from Jan 15, 2022 onwards, and attest that the OTC kit is for personal use.

At this time, CVS Caremark will not be offering mail-order COVID-19 tests as part of the Mail Order pharmacy benefits.

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 17, 2022

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we observe the national holiday honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is clear that in order to realize his dream of an America free of the scourge of racism and extremism, we must continue the work he began. We must fight for the world he envisioned, in which people are measured only by their character and by their actions.

As united trade unionists, we are at the forefront of the work that must be done. Dr. King, who saw labor unions as a key to achieving a more just society, said, “The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress.” I share his conviction. We must make our unions bigger, stronger and more active, so the uplifting and equalizing power of collective bargaining contracts are available to all. We must speak out forcefully and unequivocally against bias, bigotry and racism whether it is in our community or in our halls of power, from statehouses to the Halls of Congress and the White House.

We can make Dr. King’s dream real so that every American, regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender, wealth or the lack of it, has equal rights and equal opportunity including our sacred right to vote which must be accessible to all. But we have to act to achieve his dream.

On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni, and the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, I ask you to join me in continuing to fight for the legacy of Dr. King and his vision of a better America.

 

 

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.

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