Bargaining Unit Leadership / Steward Training
By ILFOPLC, Staff - Wednesday, June 5, 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: firstname.lastname@example.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.