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Record #: O2016-7961   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/1/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Workforce Development and Audit
Final action: 11/16/2016
Title: Collective bargaining agreement with Public Safety Employees Union, Unit II
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Collective Bargaining
Attachments: 1. O2016-7961.pdf
November 1,2016


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Corporation Counsel and the Budget Director, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing the execution of a collective bargaining agreement with Unit II.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,


SECTION 1. The City Council hereby approves an agreement between the City of Chicago and Public Safety Employees Union, Unit II, substantially in the form attached hereto.

The Mayor is authorized to execute this agreement.

SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in force and effect upon its passage and approval.
City of Chicago Proposal- dated September 24, 2016

This Memorandum of Agreement ("MOA") is made and entered into this ^r^day of October, 2016 by and between the City of Chicago ("City") and the Public Safety Employees Union ("Unit II'), the coalition comprised of SEIU Local 73 and IBEW Local 21 acting as the certified exclusive collective bargaining representative of certain non-swom public safety employees within the single bargaining unit commonly known as "Unit IF'. The parties hereby tentatively agree to enter into a collective bargaining agreement ("Agreement") extending the terms of the collective bargaining agreement dated October 11,2012 covering Unit II, subject to the. following terms and conditions;
1. The Agreement shall consist of the.terms contained in the January 1, 201 l^f June 30,2016 collective bargaining agreement between the parties; ratified by the City Council of the City of Chicago ("City , Council") and signed by the Mayor on October 11,2012; which terms shall hereby be extended and
continued in full operation and effect through 11:59 pm. on December 31,2017, except only as specifically modified by the revisions specified in thisvMOA, as follows:
A. Article 9.1 - Wages
(1) The following wage increases shall be applied
¦ :~ Effective July 1,2016 1.0% retroactive to Jury 1,2016
^-y - Effective January 1,2017 1.0% Effective July 1,2017 . 1.0%
. The Agreement shall expire at 11:59 P.M. on December 31, 2017. The retroactive
payment shall be paid on the pay period immediately following ratification by the City Council of the City of Chicago.
8. Article 15.9 - Paid Parental Leave
An employee wishing to take paid parental leave'rnust apply and be eligible for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave.;An employee Ineligible for F;MljATeave ifhe'bfshe has been employed by the City for at least 12 months before taking the leave and has worked at least 1250 hours during the l 2 month period prior to the leave. Eligible employees may be granted the following paid parental leaves, in conjunction with and as part of an approved FMLA leave:
Up to four (4) weeks paid maternity leave to a birth mother to recover from a non­surgical delivery; or
Up to six (6) weeks paid maternity leave to a birth mother to recover from a C-section delivery; or
Up to two (2) weeks paid parental leave for the birth of a child or children to an employee spouse or domestic partner of the birthrnother; or
Up to two (2) weeks paid parental leave for thejadoption of a child or children by an employee or the spouse or domestic parmer of-the employee.
Paid parental leave may be combined with other earned paid time off such as vacation and/or sick time to achieve the maximum amount of paid time off from work while taking FMLA leave. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, paid parental leave shall be granted as part of an approved FMLA leave.

Term of Agreement
The terms of this Agreement shall be subject to ratification by the City Council of the City of Chicago and concurrent adoption in ordinance form. The Employer and the Union will cooperate to secure this legislative approval. This Agreement shall be ¦4- effective from the dale upon which it is ratified by the City Council of the City of Chicago, and shall remain in effect through 11:59 p.m. on December 31,2017. Thereafter, it shall automatically renew itself from year to year unless at least-sixty (60) days and not more than ninety (90)days prior to the termination date or anniversary thereof, either party gives written notice to the other by Certified Mail, return receipt requested, of a desire to amend, add to, subtract frpm,^
. v : In the event such notice of a desire to amend, add to, brsubtract from the terms of;this. ¦;-
Agreement is given-ahe partiessshall, within a reasonable time-thereafter, enter into :v negotiations concerning the request.
Itisfurther agreed .that inlhe event the City of Chicago agrees to or, authorizes additional vacation, holidays or other paid time off, or voluntary unpaid time off with any other bargaining unit (excluding police and/or fire) during the term of this agreement, such additional time off shall be.granted to all: employees covered by this agreement.
This Agreement shall not become finalmndbinding unless and until it has-been ratified by both (A) a majority of^the eligible noting members of Unit n, which ratification shall bescertified to the City m^m^ wntingrand (B) theiCity Council.
The effective date of this Agreement shall be the effective date of an ordinance passed by City Council
approving the Agreement.
The parties further understand and agree that no terms of the Agreement shall be retroactive, except only to the extent expressly provided therein.