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Franczek Attorneys Assist City in Negotiating New Contract for Chicago Firefighters

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On September 9, Chicago’s City Council approved a new contract for Chicago’s firefighters.

According to this article, in which firm president and founding partner Jim Franczek is mentioned, “The deal calls for firefighters to get a 10% raise during the term of the agreement, in keeping with pay hikes won by other unions that represent city workers. The deal leaves the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7, which represents most rank-and-file Chicago Police officers as the only major union without a new deal.” In exchange for the pay raise, rank-and-file health care contributions rise 1.5 percentage points. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the combination of a higher cap and increased contributions would generate $10 million in savings for the City.

The firm has had the privilege of representing the City of Chicago since we opened our doors in 1994.