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.

24 Hour Critical Incident Hotline: 877-IFOP-911

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Friday, July 14, 2017


Thursday, September 14, 2017- 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Jacksonville Police Training Facility
940 Hoagland Road
Jacksonville, IL 62650

Class size is limited to the first 40 participants. Please register with Chris Flynn at (217) 698-9433 or email: Lunch will be provided.

9:00 - 11:15 a.m. (Dan Bailey and Tamara Cummings) Handling a Critical Incident

Members will learn their role in handling a critical incident, and what they should do to protect the rights of their coworkers. IL FOP LC Critical Incident Hotline 1-(877) IFOP-911

11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Break

11:30 - 12:00 p.m. (Jay Johnson) Workers' Comp Issues

Members will learn the rights of injured workers, tailored to the unique circumstances of those working in the law enforcement field. Instruction will include the importance of giving proper and timely notice of work accidents, the importance of injured employees to treat with their own physicians rather than physicians chosen by the department, the unique protections under PEDA and the Public Safety Employees Benefit Act, the rights to compensation for permanent injuries (and what permanent means), and protections offered to injured employees who cannot return to their normal job.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch provided on-site

1:00 - 2:45 p.m. (Mike Powell and Gary Bailey) Collective Bargaining

Attendees will receive instruction on preparation for negotiations/ reaching tentative agreement or impasse/mediation and arbitration.

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (Jerry Lieb and Dave Nixon) Fraternal vs Labor (New Steward Training)

Members will learn the distinction between IL FOP State Lodge vs IL FOP Labor Council and the importance of each. Instruction will cover the following topics: running meetings, developing by-laws, grievance preparation, and duties for representing your membership and the importance of each.