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



2018 34th IL FOP Labor Council Annual Meeting

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Friday, August 18, 2017

Hosts: Champaign City Lodge 253
Urbana Lodge 70

ATTENTION - IMPORTANT!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we’ve moved our 2018 meeting to a new location! If you already made your room reservations at the Wyndham Garden-Champaign Urbana hotel be sure to cancel those rooms.

Annual Meeting dates are now on Thursday & Friday

Meeting Dates: Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9, 2018
Event Name: Fraternal Order of Police

NEW LOCATION:

Hilton Garden Inn with Homewood Suites
1501 S. Neil Street Champaign, IL   61820
217-352-9970 (Hilton Garden Inn)
217-352-9960  (Homewood Suites) 

Room Rate: $112.00 Single/Double Occupancy at either hotel
Rate cut-off date is February 2, 2018

Reservation link: http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/fraternalorderofpolice

Things to remember:

  • Cancel any previous reservation at Wyndham Garden
  • Pre-register for the meeting and luncheon 
  • Book your new lodging at the Hilton Garden Inn or Homewood Suites early- there is a limited number of double occupancy rooms available
  • Cut-off date to obtain conference rate pricing expires on February 2, 2018, approximately one month prior to the event. 

Questions?  Call 708-784-1010   x306

We're Your Union

By David Wickster, Executive Director - Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council is a Law Enforcement Union representing some 10,000 plus professionals who work in the Criminal Justice Arena and are granted their collective bargaining rights under the Illinois Labor Relations Act.  Our members are Municipal Police Officers, County Sheriff’s Deputies, Police Officers who work for Elected Constitutional Officers, University Police Officers, County Correctional Officers, Court Security Officers, Probation Officers, 911 Telecommunicators, Records Personnel and some related Support Staff. 

Outside the City of Chicago the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council represents more law enforcement professionals than any other union in Illinois with over 490 bargaining units.  Our largest units boast membership numbers in the hundreds, while some of our smallest units consist of only four to five members.  We have a presence in some of the most remote parts of the State, such as the Cities of Beardstown and Metropolis and the Counties of Washington and Union, as well as some of the densest regions, such as the Chicagoland Area and Cook County.

 

Experienced Labor Professionals

The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council prides itself in representing its membership in the specialized field of public sector/public safety labor representation.  With a full time staff of 13 attorneys and 13 field representatives, all responsible for negotiating contracts and representing membership, the FOP Labor Council has 208 years of combined Law Enforcement experience and 475 years of labor experience, collectively. 

With offices in Western Springs (north) and Springfield (south), the FOP Labor Council is the only union who can meet the demands of law enforcement professionals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with 10 administrative staff members and a 24 hour emergency hotline.

A Long and Strong Tradition

The Illinois FOP Labor Council was originally framed as a “Labor Committee” of the Illinois FOP State Lodge back in 1983 in anticipation of police officers gaining the right to collectively bargain.  In 1984 collective begging became collective bargaining with the inclusion of police officers and firefighters under the Illinois Labor Relations Act.

With the onslaught of police officers seeking rights under collective bargaining the Labor Committee quickly evolved into an independent entity known today as the FOP Labor Council.  Several active law enforcement officers from across the state left the security of their employment to help form the Labor Council.  Their dedication and commitment established the backbone of the Labor Council which today employs labor experts with experience from across a broad range of the labor relations spectrum.