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 Richard Stomper, Field Representative - Wednesday, August 17, 2016


The Dixmoor unit was acquired by the Labor Council from one of our competitors.  The negotaitions for a new contract had not moved forward for more that two years.   After the Labor Council was certified, we were able to get the negotiations moving.  With the help of bargaining team members Nick Ramirez and Carlos Rose, the Labor Council was able to get a contract in a relatively brief period of time.  Pay increases were 3% and 2% for the last two years of the Agreement.  In addition, all steps in the pay matrix were increased by $2000.  Additionally, members received a $2000 pro-rated bonus.  The other issue of real importance was that discipline was made fully appealable through the grievance/arbitration procedure