VALLAS’ STATEMENT:

“The recent Arbitrator’s ruling on the captains’, lieutenants’, and sergeants’ “Me-Too” wage increase grievance was disappointing. Prior rulings set forth standard of one award being granted to all unions regardless of specific occupation.  The dedication, hard work, and sacrifices made by men and women of the Chicago Police Department should be recognized and these officers should be provided the same benefits that other city union workers enjoy. As mayor, I will ensure that our first responders are given fair treatment in “me-too” wage increases, like other city unions, for their service in protecting the City of Chicago.  I thank you for what you do on a daily basis, and please stay safe.”