Engineers

Please note the email about Wednesday June 21, 2017 is a voluntary request and you will be paid 8 hours for the day.

Fraternally,
Bill

Phase 1 engineers have recieved notices about the transition to the IFM. This notice states engineers in Phase will be laid off. There was some communication about cashing in grandfather sick days. The CPS is stating that in order to cash in grandfather dyas if you are eligible, you must resign. That is correct. However the CPS further said the engineers in Phase 1 eligible for cashing grandfather sick days, they must resign within two weeks of the layoff. While this may be a CPS policy, our contract allows you up to 12 months to resign and cash in your grandfather days It is section 11-4.1 of the contract. I have brought this to CPS attention.

Fraternally,
Bill

Engineers

Once again an email was sent to you from Operations about working a broken shift on June 21st, an unpaid furlough day. As you know by contract all communication like this are to be reviewed by the President for review prior to sending to the members. This was not done. The union does not approve of this directive as it violates our contract and there is mention of paying us for our services. I am in the process of asking Operations to rescind the memo and the directive.

I will update this website with further information.

Fraternally
Bill Iacullo, President

THE NEXT MEETING IS

 

THURSDAY June 8, 2017

7:00PM

DUNBAR HS AUDITORIUM

 

 

 

Fraternnally,

Bill Iacullo, President

Engineers,

If you are part of phase 2 or an rfp school and would like to volunteer to be a part of phase 1 beginning July 1, 2017 please follow the message below that Chris Williams, Exec Dir of Facilities asked me pass on to you. Note this is strictly voluntary and not mandatory.

Fraternally,

Bill Iacullo, President

 

Phase II Engineers

 
CPS is in the process of working to finalize the list of IFM Phase I engineers based on seniority.  Prior to finalizing this list we would like to ask if there are any Phase II engineers that would be interested in volunteering to move to Phase I.  By volunteering to move you would be relocated to a Phase I school and would transition with that school under Aramark or Sodexo Magic. 
 
If you do have interest in volunteering to transition in Phase I instead of Phase II please complete the form below by 1PM Friday April 14, 2017.  

Engineers

Some Engineers who were remaining CPS employees during Phase 1(2017) of the IFM and are part of Phase 2 (2018) received an email to apply to a private vendor who is transitioning in July 2017 Phase 1. This was based on your UNION seniority in an attempt to have extra candidates for the Phase 1 transition this July “if needed”. Note, that this does not mean that you will be transitioning in July 2017. The CPS is preparing enough candidates for possible need for Phase 1(2017). If there is a need for Phase 2 Engineers to transition to Phase 1 it will be done by UNION seniority. I assure your contractual right to Union seniority will be adhered to. If you had plans for today another opportunity will be given to sign up. You still may be part of Phase 2 (2018) and will be determined shortly. If you did sign up in adherence to the email from IFM Phase 1 and you will subsequently be able to remain in Phase 2 (2018) I have been assured by CPS, that your application to Phase 1 (2017) will be discarded and reversed and you will remain a CPS employee during Phase 1.

Fraternally,

Bill Iacullo, President

The next membership meeting is

Thursday April13, 2017

7:30pm

Dunbar HS

 

Fraternally,

Bill Iacullo, President

Engineers

 

There has been a letter sent today to some engineers who are not part of phase 1. I was not aware of this until this afternoon. I am trying to clear up the errors in this message. When I get a resolution to this erroneous message I will post on this website

 

Thanks for your patience

Bill

ENGINEERS

To get copies of your certificates I have set up an email account that will be monitored by Brother Anthony DeBartolo.

CERTS@local143.org

provide the following

Full Name
Requested Certificate Name
Date Course taken
Cell Number

Engineers

Today CPS sent a message out in the form of an email from transitions. The email is regarding your decision to opt to stay with CPS until Phase 2 in 2018 by invoking your seniority. It must be noted that I am still in negotiations with CPS to resolve what school you will work in if your present school is part of the Phase 1 transition and you choose to wait for Phase 2. So that part is not resolved yet. But CPS has set a method that you can notify CPS your intentions to stay with CPS until Phase 2 – 2018. Please make sure you follow this if you plan to stay to Phase 2.

NOTE: Seniority is the date you started working in any position covered in Local 143′ s bargaining unit.(Engineer or Apprentice)

I will update the web site when I have the procedure to select a school to work at for Phase 2.

Fraternally

Bill

The CPS instructions for notification are as follows:

A question was asked about what the process is for high seniority engineers looking to transition in Phase II. If any of your high seniority engineers have expressed that they want to transition in Phase II instead of Phase I then they should notify the Dept. of Facilities by sending an e-mail to ifmtransition@cps.edu ASAP. Its important to note that high seniority engineers who opt to transition in Phase II will be relocated to a Phase II school on July 1, 2017. They will then be transitioned with the Phase II school that they are assigned at on July 1, 2018.

If you have any other IFM questions please submit them to ifmtransition@cps.edu.