Dispatchers at Northwest Central Dispatch in Arlington Heights are threatening to strike if negotiators fail to reach an agreement for a contract. From the Chicago Tribune:

The Metropolitan Alliance of Police, which represents the Northwest Central Dispatch System’s 70 dispatchers in collective bargaining, issued a strike notice late Wednesday. Unions are required to give employers five days notice, so the earliest a strike would occur is Oct. 6 – unless an agreement is reached before that.

The Tribune article can be found HERE.

The Daily Herald reports that:

“Northwest Central is taking precautionary measures to insure that 9-11 dispatch services will continue without interruption,” said Cindy Barbera-Brelle, executive director of Northwest Dispatch, in an statement. “We have various sources from which to draw in order to continue providing emergency services to the communities we serve.”

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110928/news/709289549/#ixzz1ZRziAPBZ

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