The Illinois FOP Labor Council

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By Keith Turney, Field Representative - Thursday, December 27, 2012

 

The United City of Yorkville was affected by the downturn in the economy as many municipal governments were in 2010.  Subsequently, city employees, including police, agreed to wage freezes in fiscal years 2010, 2011 and 2012.  Those wage freezes did not come without conditions.  As negotiated by the Illinois FOP Labor Council, Sergeants were guaranteed a 15% pay differential over patrol officers if at any time wages were increased for any employees of the City.  Additionally, Sergeants were granted additional floating holidays as a sign of good faith by the city for accepting wage freezes.  Effective May 1, 2012 the Illinois FOP Labor Council negotiated a two percent wage increase for patrol officers.  This increase triggered discussions of the fifteen percent wage differential for Sergeants from their previous contract agreement.  The sergeant’s unit was able to successfully negotiate the 15 percent differential resulting in individual wage increases for sergeants ranging from three to six percent.  Insurance premium percentages paid by police officers was also reduced. FOP Field Representative Keith Turney was quoted as saying; “The Officers in Yorkville recognized that their future was dependant upon the success of the City; and the City made some good faith efforts to recognize the sacrifices of their employees.  We anticipate that as Yorkville continues upon the road to recovery, they will continue to recognize the value of their police officers.”