The Illinois FOP Labor Council

The Labor Council provides full union representation: negotiating and enforcing contracts, improving salaries, working conditions, and benefits for law enforcement professionals throughout Illinois. Our members are protected 24 hours a day by a staff of full-time, in-house attorneys and field representatives who have a proven track record of winning.

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By Jerry Lieb, Field Representitive - Tuesday, May 28, 2013


The Effingham County Corrections Bargaining Unit, which includes Correction Officers, Process Servers, Office Deputies, Court Security and Telecommunicators, went through an extremely difficult time when they filed their showing of interest in moving from AFSCME to the ILFOP Labor Council.  AFSCME filed an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge against the Employer and objected to the ILFOP petition causing a significant delay in moving to an election for this group.

AFSCME withdrew their ULP and objection to the ILFOP petition and walked away from the unit when the contract expired, leaving the Effingham unit without an Agreement or union until the ILFOP was certified in October of 2012.

Fortunately, the ILFOP Labor Council forged a good relationship with the newly elected County Board and moved quickly to get a new contract in place,  Of note, this unit did not get a raise during their last contract negotiation with AFSCME, making the wage increase negotiated by the ILFOP to go in effect on September 1, 2012, the first wage increase for this unit since September 1, 2010.