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 Doug Crawford, Field Representative - Thursday, March 29, 2018


After protracted, fruitless negotiations and mediation, the WIU FOP unit went to interest arbitration over wages and 12-hour schedules.  The FOP led by Staff Attorney James Daniels prevailed on wages, winning a 2/2/2/2% fully retro to July 1, 2015, however lost on the 12-hour schedule issue.  The WIU FOP team was James VanVlymen, Trent Robertson, Brant Bonifas and Becky Welch.  Field Representative Doug Crawford assisted.