The Illinois FOP Labor Council

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By James Daniels, Attorney - Tuesday, January 15, 2013


The Highland bargaining team focused on moving to a 12-hour shift, and successfully achieved locking down this schedule in their Contract.  They also increased their vacation and personal day benefits, and clarified how time-off requests and overtime would be administered.  While they did have to take a 0% in the first year of the Contract to stay consistent with the officers' unit, they also got a cash bonus to help mitigate the loss of general wage increase for FY13.  The bargaining team members are Greg Stoff and Karen Ledbetter and were assisted by IL FOP Attorney James Daniels.