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.