East St. Louis to lay off 17 firefigh...

East St. Louis to lay off 17 firefighters when funds run out

There are 1 comment on the Belleville News Democrat story from Sep 5, 2013, titled East St. Louis to lay off 17 firefighters when funds run out. In it, Belleville News Democrat reports that:

30, unless city leaders find other means to pay them. City Manager Deletra Hudson sent a letter to the firefighters dated Aug. 22 telling them that the city "has been forced to make some difficult financial decisions to meet its budgetary obligations."

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#1 Sep 5, 2013
(65 ILCS 5/8‑12‑13) (from Ch. 24, par. 8‑12‑13)
Sec. 8‑12‑13. In carrying out the purposes of this Division, and pursuant to Sections 8‑12‑14 through 8‑12‑24, as hereinafter provided, the Authority shall have the power to approve or to reject the Financial Plans, Budgets and contracts which are inconsistent with the Financial Plan and Budget of the financially distressed city; provided, however, that the Authority shall have no authority to impair any existing contract or obligation of the city; and provided further, that with respect to any multi‑year employment contract or collective bargaining agreement authorized or entered into by the city in accordance with applicable statutes and ordinances, the Authority's power to approve or reject the same shall be limited to the first year of such contract or agreement as provided in Section 8‑12‑17.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1211.)

(c) The Authority shall approve the contract or obligation if, in its judgement, the information required to be submitted is complete and the contract or other obligation is consistent with the Budget and Financial Plan in effect. Otherwise, the Authority shall reject the contract or other obligation; provided, however, that any multi‑year employment contract or collective bargaining agreement authorized or entered into by the city in accordance with applicable statutes and ordinances shall be approved by the Authority if, in its judgement, the terms and provisions operative during the first year of such contract or agreement are consistent with the Budget and Financial Plan in effect for that period, subject to the limitation that any terms and provisions of any such contract or agreement which would increase expenditures for salaries, benefits or other forms of compensation after the expiration of the first year of the contract or agreement shall be contingent upon the attainment of sufficient available revenues, considering all necessary expenditures, to support such increases.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1211.)

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