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 Keith Turney, Field Representative - Monday, December 3, 2012

 

Will County Probation Officers have been working without a contract since November 30, 2009.  The Illinois FOP Labor Council started representing the group in July of 2011.  Faced with the daunting task of sifting through over 30 issues submitted prior to the Labor Council taking over, staff along with elected local bargaining unit members methodically focused in on the hot button issues that both sides had.  The concluding ratification of the contract resulted in new job posting language, bereavement language, FMLA benefit changes and 2.5% across the board wage increases for fiscal year 2011 and 2012.  Additionally, longevity steps were eliminated for one time cash payouts ranging from $350.00 to $500.00, paving the way for a step plan in upcoming negotiations.  Field Representative Keith Turney was assisted by Staff Attorney, Aaron Janik.