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    May 22, 2020

       Lansing Police Officers

          By Bruce Wisniewski, Field Representative - Friday, May 22, 2020


             Congrats to the Bargaining team in obtaining a fair contract that provides increased workplace benefits and wages. A four year Agreement providing a 10% general salary increase coupled with a new Veterans  holiday, enhanced bereavement leave and removal of the residency requirement was favorably embraced by the membership. The bargaining team did agree to restructure shift trade practice and to a graduated increase for single coverage health insurance to match family coverage at 18% in 2022. Notwithstanding a 4 month hiatus, both the Bargaining team of Josh Talavera- Little, Brianna Olin, Kyle Smith, William Mason, Eric Morey  and the Employer’s  representatives are commended for the respect and professional approach to addressing mutual concerns.  The bargaining process was assisted by Field Representative Bruce Wisniewski.


    May 21, 2020

       Maywood TC

          By Pete Balderas, Field Representative - Thursday, May 21, 2020


             Maywood and Broadview have consolidated and now work for the IKE Dispatch Center, however they still have two separate CBA's.  Pete Balderas assisted Telecommunicators Tammy Zaia and Paula Brown, who were instrumental in negotiating a 1-1/2 year CBA, and a huge "catch up" to Broadview's wages, and several other Broadview economics provisions into their contract.  Insurance increases were limited to an additional 2.5%.  The members of this unit truly disliked the 12 hour schedule that they were working, but are happy now working the same 8 hour schedules that Broadview works. The only down side is that upon transition to the IKE Dispatch Center, they would no longer have a supervisor in this contract.


    May 20, 2020

       IPOPIF Committee Meeting 

          By ILFOPLC, Staff - Wednesday, May 20, 2020


    (click image below for pdf copy)


    May 12, 2020

       Oak Lawn Command

          By Pete Balderas, Field Representative - Tuesday, May 12, 2020


             Pete Balderas assisted Command Staff Members, Rob Hon, Michael Quigley,

    Eugene McNulty and Michael Acke in negotiating a 4-year successor

    Agreement that yields an average of 2.69% each year and kept insurance

    and retiree insurance status quo, with no increases.  Special thanks to Rob Hon

    and Michael Quigley who are retiring during this contract and special thanks

    to Michael Acke and Eugene McNulty for taking over for them.


    May 11, 2020

       IPOPIF Committee Meeting 

          By ILFOPLC, Staff - Monday, May 11, 2020


    (click image below for pdf copy)


    May 11, 2020

       Woodstock Patrol

          By Kevin Krug, Field Supervisor - Monday, May 11, 2020


    4-year deal, minimum insurance increases & maintained employee co-premium medical monthly caps; added language addressing drug & alcohol testing for cannabis and for discharge of weapon causing death/injury and exposure to drugs/chemicals. Expanded ability for more than one officer to be on vacation per shift; expanded residency; added language addressing lateral hires and added text for payout of compensatory time yearly.


    May 07, 2020

       Hampshire

          By Russ Vogt, Field Representative- Thursday, May 7, 2020


             Congratulations to the Hampshire bargaining team!  The team negotiated a three-year Agreement consisting of wage increases and language clean-up.  In addition, OIS testing language was added. The relationship throughout the bargaining process was amiable, resulting in a fair and equitable Agreement. All parties are to be commended for their professionalism shown during the process.


    Apr 30, 2020

       Champaign Co. Court Security Officers

          By David Nixon, Field Representative - Thursday, April 30, 2020


    Negotiations resulted in a three-year agreement for Court Security Officers (CSO).  Wages were increased by seven percent over the term of the agreement.  Other changes included new language allowing more than one CSO off on vacation on a given day, as well as changes to the use of compensatory time.  The unit was able to maintain the current premium cost-sharing for their health insurance with the dollar caps being removed in the last year of the agreement.  The Local team consisted of Kara Helm and Christopher Hammel.  The team was assisted by field representative David Nixon.


    Apr 27, 2020

       Update on Deputies Transferred to the Jail

          By Sander Weiner, Attorney - Monday, April 27, 2020


                With respect to ALL Deputies who have been sent to the Jail, the IFOP Labor Council has taken the position that these are temporary reassignments and that any reclassification to the position of Correctional Officer is improper.  The Sheriff, however, over our objection, has reclassified these Deputies as Correctional Officers. We will continue to object to that reclassification.   

        

                    As for the most recent group of Deputies sent to the jail, the Labor Council filed a TRO asking the judge to stop the temporary transfer due to safety concerns based on the fact that this group never worked in the jail and did not have the proper training to work safely in the jail.  While the judge allowed the transfer to occur, he ordered that specific safety steps MUST be followed.  Specifically, he ordered the Sheriff to “take all steps possible to make sure Deputies are matched to assignments in the jail based on experience and skillset AND Deputies will be paired up with an experienced Correctional Officer”.  IF THIS ORDER IS NOT BEING FOLLOWED NOTIFY THE UNION IMMEDIATELY SO THAT WE CAN RETURN TO COURT AND BRING ANY SAFETY ISSUES TO THE JUDGE’S ATTENTION.

       

                    All Deputies transferred to the jail are entitled to the same benefits as similarly situated Correctional Officers.  These benefits are:    

    Anyone working an isolation, quarantine, or emergency housing assignment receives an extra half hour of pay for every hour worked added to their compensatory time bank.

    Those on the 1st and 3rd shift receive an additional $0.25 shift differential. Anyone assigned to maximum security (Div. 9 and 10) receives a $1.00/hr shift differential.             

    If you are unable to take a lunch break, you are entitled to receive either an additional half hour of pay or 1 hour added to your compensatory bank.        

    Depending on how long these temporary assignments last, Deputies assigned to CCDOC may be entitled to roll call pay under the Side Letter Agreement in the CBA.        

    The Union is aware that D2B’s assigned to CCDOC are being classified and paid as a CO1, which is a decrease in pay. The Union has filed a grievance on this and will continue to fight to ensure Deputies pay is not decreased due to this emergency assignment.         

         

                    If you are not receiving these benefits, please notify the Union.

      

                    We will continue to monitor and enforce the TRO and pursue grievances that have been filed under the Deputies’ contract.  If you are classified as a Correctional Officer, you fall under the Correctional Officers’ Contract and are entitled to all the benefits of that Contract.  While the Labor Council does not have standing to enforce the Correctional Officers’ Contract, you have the right to file your own grievances under that contract.  We encourage you to do that if you believe that your rights under that contract have been violated.

       

    (To view the order from Judge Jacobius click image below)


    Apr 27, 2020

       Jackson County

          By James Daniels, Attorney - Monday, April 27, 2020


             The Jackson County bargaining unit resolved a long and difficult negotiation by securing a five-year contract with wage increases totaling 13% for all members with an additional equity adjustment for dispatchers, as well as a signing bonus.  The deal included an expansion of bereavement leave and a graduated increase of health insurance premium costs for those with dependents.  They are to be congratulated for their dedication, endurance and determination to get the best deal possible for all members of the unit.




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