Kane County and the court security folks will settle!

Kane County and the court security folks will settle!

What is it with fricken unions? They don’t feel like they’re earning their keep unless they stamp around and pout like Jesse Jackson at a press conference.
C’mon! The whole Kane County court security contract thing should be a no-brainer. We’ve got a bunch of fine folks who do their damndest to keep our courtrooms safe a world where violence is becoming the norm and a county that generally treats their employees pretty well.  court security
But then the union had to waste two years trying to convince various judges that court security was “essential personnel” along the lines of sheriff’s deputies and firefighters. Had they prevailed, the union could’ve resorted to binding arbitration which likely meant they’d get a better deal.
But all that litigation didn’t work, and now, like most unions these days, they’ve put their rank and file behind the eight ball. Add the fact that ubiquitous Kane County union attorney Tim O’Neill loves to get press and you’ve got all the makings of a fascinating reality show.
Tim! You couldn’t stand Karen McConnaughay and now you’re doing your best to make Chris Lauzen look bad. If you want to be county chairman that badly you might actually consider running for the office. I know, I know! That would mean you’d actually have to work.
But despite all these machinations, I’m predicting the contract will get done sooner than later and peace will rein in the hallowed halls of Kane County once again.
I shoulda been a diplomat!

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