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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West Frankfort

By Amy Rose, Attorney - Friday, April 6, 2018

The West Frankfort Patrol Officers finished their wage reopener with a wage increase, along with a reduction in the length of time a newly-hired officer receives full pay.  The negotiations were held in West Frankfort and Rich Bernardini and Ron Howard did an excellent job for their members.  The unit was assisted by Attorney Amy Rose.

Antioch

By Joe Kalita, Field Representative - Friday, April 6, 2018

Antioch Sergeants and Patrol Officers are working under a new 3 year Agreement.  Wages will increase 8.25% over the term of the contract. Detective compensation  was created along with a new Canine Officer  compensation.  Members now  have a VEBA Plan for their retirement. OIC pay was also increased.  A New Drug and Alcohol Policy was craeted which contains significantly better protections for the members.  The local bargaining team worked very hard through some contentious  negotiations with the Village. FMCS was utilized and ultimately a fair and equitable agreement for both parties was completed.

Vandalia

By Doug Crawford, Field Representative - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Vandalia Police and Telecommunicator units each accepted a four-year offer from the City for 2/2/2/2 and kept insurance at 90/10 for the term.  Top pay for police officers will surpass $78,000 and the top pay for the telecommunicators unit will surpass $47,500.  Klayton Brasel represented the police officers unit and Lisa Wagner represented the telecommunicators. Both units were assisted by Field Representative Doug Crawford during their negotiations. 

Morton Grove

By Gary Bailey, Attorney - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Morton Grove Police Officers have a new three-year agreement.  Wage increases of 2.0%, 2.0% and 2.0% were negotiated, with no changes to their health insurance plans.   Morton Grove officers will also maintain their current contribution of 10% of the health insurance premium costs.

The unit bargained an increase in compensatory time and added Labor Day to the list of premium holidays.  Language was added to the Holiday Pay provision so that officers called into work on a premium holiday will be paid double their regular hourly rate of pay while other regularly scheduled to work earn time-and-a-half their regular hourly pay.

The Union Bargaining Team, comprised of Mark Atto, Gus Fasos, Brady Hester and Tim Walsh did an outstanding job.  Attorney Gary Bailey assisted the team in negotiations.

Richton Park

By Russ Vogt, Field Representative - Monday, April 2, 2018

Congratulations to the Bargaining Team! The Team has negotiated a four-year Agreement, consisting of fair and equitable wage increases, language clean-up, Officer Involved Shooting statute reference and Sick Leave statute reference.  The relationship throughout the bargaining process was amiable, and with the dedication of the parties, a fair and equitable Agreement was achieved.  All parties are to be commended for their professionalism shown during the process.  A tip-of -the-hat to all.

New Lenox

By John Roche, Attorney - Thursday, March 29, 2018

The New Lenox bargaining team, among other things, secured a four year collective bargaining agreement that included across-the-board wage increases of 2.5%, 2.5%, 2.5% and 3% each year of the Agreement.  The team also secured 12-hour shifts and increased the amount of comp time accrual by 24 hours.  The bargaining team consisted of John Conroy, Brian Wojoski, Andrew Dowding, Doug Furlong and Brian Morrison.  The team was assisted by Labor Council Attorney John Roche.

Johnson County

By Amy Rose, Attorney - Thursday, March 29, 2018

Congratulations to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department for the successful negotiation of another contract!  The unit was able to gain many new items to their contract, including certification pay and successfully increased the starting pay for both Dispatchers and Deputies.  The unit was able to preserve nearly all of their contractual terms from their previous contract while receiving an above-average wage increase for all of their members.  The unit was represented by Jon Gulley and Toby Dalton, with the assistance of Attorney Amy Rose.

Murphysboro

By Amy Rose, Attorney - Thursday, March 29, 2018

Congratulations to the City of Murphysboro Police Department for the successful negotiation of their first contact since their return to the FOP Labor Council.  The unit exhibited a great amount of patience and persistence and were rewarded by a wage increase each year for four years of their contract, the establishment of a Physical Fitness program, and a determination of the unit’s definition of their work day all while maintaining the other terms of their collective bargaining agreement.  The unit was well- represented by Cory Etherton, Jacob Weber, Steve Zang, Mark Tincher, and Brandon Young and were assisted by Attorney Amy Rose.