New IDOT positions duplicate current state jobs
1 year, 7 months ago
In the midst of the worst budget crisis in Illinois history, the state's transportation agency has created a new layer of high-paying administrative jobs with duties that are already performed by current workers
From stltoday.com: The 16 new positions offer top salaries of more than $100,000. They were posted in August, less than a month after the current workers officially joined a union over the objections of the agency.
"Here we are laying people off and closing facilities, and they're duplicating jobs," says state Sen. John O. Jones, R-Mount Vernon. He plans to push Gov. Pat Quinn's administration to reverse its plans for the new positions.
Officials at the Illinois Department of Transportation deny that the new job title, called "operations supervisor," was established in response to the move by its midlevel "field technicians" to unionize — even though it followed right on the heels of that unionization, starting early last year. The new positions are nonunion.