Suffredin Statement on Salary Increases for State's Attorneys
Since the budget alternative that I helped craft was defeated by the Board, I have worked to implement the current budget in a fair and equal manner. At the time the current budget was passed it was known that non-union County employees were not getting the normal COLA adjustment back to December 1, 2004 that our unionized employees were going to receive.Since the passage of the current budget I have introduced along with Commissioner Mike Quigley a “Fund Transfer Ordinance” to fund full COLA raises for the State's Attorney and Assessor Offices from existing funds and new funds from two Court settlements.
Since the introduction of our “Fund Transfer Ordinance” we have been in negotiations with the Administration to come-up with an agreeable solution to this pay disparity problem for all non-union employees. Our goal was always to have a final proposal available for passage at the July 31, 2007 Board meeting with checks payable in August.
Read the full text of the statement here.