April 1, 2007



Jurisdiction:                   COOK COUNTY


Wages:                                                                         4/01/07            10/1/07


                                    Cook                                       $13.72/Hour            $13.90/Hour

                                    Food Service Worker                        $10.91/Hour            $11.09/Hour

                                    Food Service Worker

                                       Less than 20 hours/week            $  8.43/Hour            $  8.61/Hour


                                    Cook and Food Service Worker:

                                    Starting rate                              $1.50 less than above rates

                                    After 3 months service            $1.30 less than above rates

                                    After 6 months service            $1.00 less than above rates

                                    After 9 months service            $0.60 less than above rates

                                    After 12 months service  $0.40 less than above rates

                                    After 15 months service  $0.20 less than above rates

                                    After 18 months service  Full rates above


Shift premiums of $0.25 per hour for those whose regular shift includes four hours or more between 4:00 p.m. and midnight.


Health & Welfare:            $364.00/month for individuals in positions scheduled 30 or more hours per week.  Contributions for individuals scheduled 15 or more, but less than 30, are prorated by the hours they work based on forty (40) hours.


Pension:                        Coverage provided for employees working 30 or more regular scheduled hours per week.  Newly hired eligible employee’s benefits begin on the first of the month following 90 days of employment.  Employer shall pay the following per month:


                                                                        Employer after      Employed on or before

                                                                                                    06/01/98                      06/01/98                 


                                    Single coverage                $549.57                   $   549.57

                                    One dependent     $549.57                   $   946.76

                                    Family coverage               $549.57                   $1,539.91

Food Service


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Vacation:            Length              Vacation Days              Monthly Accrual            Annual

                        Of Service Earned Annually               in Days                       Vacation


                        1 year to after

                        Completion of 5            5                                  .041                 1 week


                        6 years to after

                        Completion of 15            10                                .833                 2 weeks


                        16 years and over            15                                1.250               3 weeks


Newly hired employees shall receive five (5) days of vacation time with pay at the beginning of the month following that in which they complete one (1) year of continuous service.  Thereafter, vacation time with pay shall accrue as above.  Part-time employees who work 20 or more hours per week will receive vacation credit accrued on a pro rata basis.


When employment terminates for any reason, an employee shall be paid for earned unused vacation time.


These wage rates and fringe benefits are determined by the Illinois Department of Labor to be conditions prevalent in the state of Illinois and shall be the minimum requirements for food service workers under the Illinois Finance Procurement Code.  Retroactive reimbursement is required if less than the prevailing wage was paid at any time.