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  • Bargaining Unit Leadership Training
    Updated On: Jun 25, 2019

       Bargaining Unit Leadership / Steward Training

          By ILFOPLC, Staff - Tuesday, June 25, 2019


    Thursday, July 25, 2019 9 am-4 pm


    LOCATION:        Weitendorf Agricultural Center-JJC

    17840 Laraway Rd (Use 1151 E Laraway Rd for GPS)

    Joliet, IL 60433


    Class size is limited to the first 50 participants.  Please register with Ruth Heise at (217) 698-9433 or e-mail: rheise@fop.org. Lunch will be provided.


    9-9:30 am - (Shawn Roselieb) Introduction to IL FOP Labor Council

    Members will learn the distinction between the FOP Grand Lodge, IL FOP State Lodge and IL FOP Labor Council and the importance of each. 


    9:30-11:45 am - (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.


    11:45 am-12:15 pm - Lunch provided on-site


    12:15 pm-12:45 pm - (Karin Connelly) Worker’s Comp Issues- Ridge, Downes, and Assoc.

    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.


    12:45 pm-2:15 pm - (Shawn Roselieb) New Steward Training

    Instruction will cover the following topics: utilizing our new ILFOPLC app, running meetings, developing by-laws, grievance preparation, and duties for representing your membership.


    2:15 pm-2:30 pm - Break


    2:30 pm-4:00 pm - (Mike Powell) Collective Bargaining

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

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