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 Russ Vogt, Field Representative - Friday, March 28, 2014


Congratulations to the Plano Sergeants Bargaining Team consisiting of Aaron Smith and Shawn Barks.  Aaron has been actively participating in a dual role capacity since the date of Labor Council representation, one in the negotiation process, and two, as a union steward.    Shawn has also assisted Aaron during the negotiations.  We commend the "bargaining team" for their efforts and time in achieving the goal of an amicable four year Agreement acceptable by both parties.  It had been almost two years in the making, with numerous meetings, mediation and just short of arbitration to reach this Agreement.  The issue of insurance was the most time consuming throughout these negotiations.  Although, with some give-and-take by both sides, a mutually acceptable solution was reached.  Needless to say, a tip-of-the-hat is warranted to Aaron and Shawn, along with a sincere "thank you" for their efforts, perseverence and dedication in attaining this new Agreement.