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    Sep 01, 2016

       Welcome to the Labor Council

          By Shawn Roselieb, Assistant Executive Director - Thursday, September 1, 2016


    Dear Member,

    The Illinois FOP Labor Council is proud to serve as your Union.  As a member of a statewide organization you understand the necessity to communicate with each other so that all involved parties are kept up to speed as to what is going on both within your bargaining unit and around the state.  

    In order to keep you informed and up to date with the latest happenings, the Illinois FOP Labor Council has taken steps to benefit you, our member.  We have a strong presence on social media, and have created your very own members only webpage on our domain at www.idnrcp.fop.org.  You will soon be receiving an email providing you a specific User Name and Password to access YOUR site. Our goal is to provide a resourceful site that you can access to find out the latest news specific to your membership. You can also “like” our Facebook page and “follow” us on Twitter, and we urge you to do so.  

    You are represented at the capitol by the lobbyists of the Illinois FOP Labor Council and Illinois FOP State Lodge, and we work to make sure that your best interests are protected.  The Illinois FOP Labor Council works very closely with the Trooper’s Lodge #41 and Chicago Lodge #7, knowing that issues that affect them also affect you.  In working together, the Trooper’s Lodge hosts statewide meetings in each District twice a year.  The Trooper’s Lodge President, Joe Moon, has informed me that he will welcome each of you to these meetings which are usually held in the spring and fall.  You will be invited to attend these District meetings by email.  If you wish to attend as a guest, you will be asked to cover your dinner (usually $15-$20).  The meetings will provide you an opportunity to network with fellow union members, and provide you with important labor information from around the state.

    I also urge you to plan to attend our next Annual Meeting in Wheeling on March 23-24, 2017.  You will get an opportunity to meet with the staff of the Illinois FOP Labor Council, and see how the organization is truly run by you, the member. 

    It is our goal to do all that we can to keep you informed.  If we can assist you in any way, please call us at our Western Springs Office 708 784-1010 or Springfield Office 217 698-9433.  Your assigned attorneys working for you are Bill Jarvis and Roy Carlson.    

    Thanks for your service,
    Shawn Roselieb
    Assistant Director

     


    Aug 14, 2016

       Legal Update

          By William Jarvis, Attorney


     I will be meeting on September 6th at 1:00 pm with DNR Command, CMS, and the Governor's Office to discuss, among other things, the status of the trainees. I will provide a full-report of what transpired, if anything, during that meeting. Any member having a question can contact me via my cell at 217-416-0768 or at or wjarvis@fop.org


    Aug 13, 2016

       We're Your Union

          By David Wickster, Executive Director


    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. 




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