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 Doug Crawford, Field Representative - Friday, October 25, 2013


Macomb Police negotiations began earlier this year with several meetings held, but no settlement.  Negotiations led to mediation with Federal Mediation Commissioner Jerry Meehan lending his expertise to the parties.  However, at ratification the deal was rejected by the Labor Council.  Subsequent meetings led to a tweeking of the deal, after hanging onto previously bargained issues, like the ten hour day  and a liberal comp time bank, it was about gaining new ground.  We did successfully maintain the 10 hour day and the 480 hour comp time bank.  New ground was gained too, with a wage deal worth over 7.25% over three years.  Bargaining team consisited of the Chairman Tom Duval and Team Members Derek Wiley, Lindsay May, Ken Neavear and Todd Tedrow who were assisted in negotiation by Field Representative Doug Crawford.