Police Union Contract Extension Marks Village Commitment to Partnership with Employees, Businesses
At the Village Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, the Metropolitan Alliance of Police Chapter 141 signed a 5-year extension to their collective bargaining agreement with the Village of Elk Grove Village. The new agreement solidifies hours, wages and working conditions through April 30, 2023. Both the Village and the Police Union are pleased with the results of this extension agreement.
With the approval of this extension, the Village now has long-term contracts in place with all three unions representing Village employees. Both the Police and Public Works unions are now under five-year extensions with the Village for the first time, and the Firefighters Union recently signed a five-year extension that extends their agreement through April 30, 2024. The unprecedented length of these agreements is a testament to the strong working relationship the Village has maintained with our local unions.
Elk Grove Village is not only creating a supportive work environment for our employees, we are also working to provide robust employment opportunities throughout the community. The Village recently approved annexation and development agreements to pave the way for a new Elk Grove Technology Park, which will span 85 acres, including the long-vacant Busse Farm property. Once complete, the Elk Grove Technology Park’s 1 million square feet of clean, high-tech industrial will offer great employment opportunities in the community.
“Elk Grove Village is going to be a hot-bed for employment in the coming years,” said Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson, “There will be thousands of jobs created through both the construction and operation of the Elk Grove Technology Park, and the infrastructure investments included as part of Elk Grove 2025.”
Elk Grove 2025 is the Village’s ambitious long-range infrastructure plan, with an estimated $125 million investment back into the community over eight years. The plan includes unprecedented investment in infrastructure--including major construction on four facilities, road reconstruction and resurfacing, streetscaping enhancements, street lighting, drainage projects, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements. This investment will serve the community into the next generation and beyond.