LODGE RESPONSE TO UNILATERAL UNIFORM CHANGES (per C.P.D. U04-01)

The Lodge is filing an unfair labor practice charge with the Illinois Labor Relations Board later today (June 9, 2015), over the City’s unilateral implementation of a new Uniform and Equipment policy, specifically dealing with visible tattoos and/or body brandings, without first bargaining with the Lodge.  It remains the Lodge’s position that the dress code policy is a mandatory subject of bargaining, especially when it impacts current officers who have visible body tattoos and/or body brandings.

The Lodge will also be petitioning the Illinois Labor Relations Board to seek injunctive relief.