Firefighters Union Seeking Arbitrator in Disputed Layoffs

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), April 27, 2016 | Go to article overview

Firefighters Union Seeking Arbitrator in Disputed Layoffs


Byline: Lauren Rohr lrohr@dailyherald.com

Amid contract negotiations with the village, the Carpentersville firefighters union is asking an arbitrator to negotiate the layoffs of two full-time firefighters.

The layoffs took effect Friday, but the union filed a grievance last month after they were announced, claiming the move violated the current contract, which expires at the end of the month, said Rick Nieves, president of the Carpentersville Professional Firefighters Union.

But the union and the village disagree vehemently on the circumstances that resulted in the layoffs, mainly centering on cost savings.

In 2014, the union and village signed a "side letter" agreeing to a swing shift, which moves firefighters from normal to short-staffed shifts. The agreement called for the village not to lay off any firefighters during the duration of the contract, as long as the swing shift structure saved $75,000 annually.

"It's the village's position to end our side letter because the savings that were promised did not materialize," Village Manager J. Mark Rooney said.

Nieves said the swing shift did reduce overtime costs by $75,000, but the village used the additional funds ineffectively, "not at the fault of the union."

He also argued the layoffs wouldn't result in significant cost savings, as the village would have to pay overtime costs and part-timers to make up for the loss.

"We strongly feel that these layoffs are not really necessary and are against the agreement we had with them this last time around," Nieves said. "We don't feel there's a true bona fide economic problem."

The two parties were unable to come to a resolution during negotiations, Nieves said, and the union is requesting a third party to settle the dispute. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Firefighters Union Seeking Arbitrator in Disputed Layoffs
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.