Bargaining Unit Leadership / Steward Training
DATE: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9am-4pm
LOCATION: Mt. Vernon Municipal Center West Building
200 Potomac Blvd (Not at Police Department)
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Class size is limited to the first 40 participants. Please register with Natalie Woods at (217) 698-9433 or e-mail: email@example.com. Lunch will be provided.
9am - 9:30am - (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.
9:30am - 11:45am - (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.
11:45am - 12:15pm - Lunch provided on-site
12:15pm - 12:45pm (Jay Johnson) Worker’s Comp Issues
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.
12:45pm- 2:15pm (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.
2:15pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 4:00pm (Mike Powell) Collective Bargaining
Attendees will receive instruction on preparation for negotiations/reaching tentative agreement or impasse/mediation and arbitration.