Cook County Court Service Deputies

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24 Hour Critical Incident Hotline: 877-IFOP-911



Bargaining Unit Leadership/Steward Training

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018- 9am-4pm

ILEAS Training Center
1701 E. Main St.
Urbana, IL 61802

Class size is limited to the first 50 participants. Please register with Chris Flynn at (217) 698-9433 or email: cflynn@fop.org Lunch will be provided.

9:00am - 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. (We suggest you encourage your membership to join FOP Legal Defense.) Get more information at foplegal.com.

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 (Dave Nixon) New Steward Training

Instruction will cover the following topics: 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.

May Legislative Update

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Friday, May 4, 2018

Last week was the deadline for substantive bills to move out of their chamber of origin. This means that all Senate Bills must be out of the Senate and all House Bills must be out of the House. This deadline is less set-in-stone than other similar deadlines, and already the Senate has placed nearly 100 bills on the extension list. The Senate is returning this week, where the House is out this week, which means that the Senate has an extra week to handle this deadline. After this week, there are 4 weeks left of session. So far, there are about 200 House bills in the Senate that have passed over this year, and just shy of 300 Senate bills passed to the House this year. Many of these are duplicates of each other or are “vehicle” bills that do not actually change any laws but are being used for some future amendment if the need arises. The two tasks left for the General Assembly in the next four weeks will be the final passage of these few hundred bills and the start and passage of a budget.

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May Newsletter

By Dan Mahoney, Attorney - Friday, May 4, 2018

Contract Information:

On March 14, 2018, the Cook County Board approved the Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”) between the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council (“Union”) and the County of Cook/Cook County Sheriff ("Joint Employer") that was previously ratified by the membership. The Union is in the process of producing booklets of the CBA for distribution. Once completed, Chief Union Steward Todd Ramos and Assistant Chief Union Steward Katie Fitzgibbons will be attending Roll Calls to deliver the booklets and answer any questions regarding the new CBA.

In the meantime, please be aware that the CBA is in full force and effect. Your Union is ensuring the Joint Employer abides by the terms of the new CBA as demonstrated by the timely issuance of the bonus check.

Contract Highlights:

Your bargaining team negotiated for many benefits that are included in the CBA. The team obtained numerous modifications that the membership requested. If you have a question or concern regarding any section of the CBA, please contact the Steward at your facility or unit. If your Steward is unavailable, please call the Union and ask for Todd, Katie, or Attorney Dan Mahoney.

One of the most significant benefits is the side letter concerning Injury on Duty ("IOD"). Please take time to familiarize yourself with the process regarding IOD. Deputies who sustain an injury while working are required to notify their supervisor in writing on forms specified by Risk Management of any occurrence within forty-eight (48) hours or as soon as possible if medically unable to do so within that time.

General Membership Meetings

All members are encouraged to attend General Membership Meetings. During the year, your elected Stewards meet once a month to discuss Union business as well as issues and concerns of the membership. These meetings are scheduled for the third Wednesday of the month. In addition, General Membership meetings occur on a quarterly basis (January, April, July and October) in conjunction with the monthly Steward meeting. General Meetings are held at the Union Hall, 5600 S Wolf Road, Suite 150 and begin at 6:00 pm (1800 hours).

Primary Election Results

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

From Leinenweber, Baroni and Daffada

Yesterday’s primary was generally very good for the FOP endorsed candidates.  Of the 18 endorsed candidates, 3 did not have primaries, 4 lost and 11 won.  In addition, although the FOP did not endorse candidates for constitutional office, the Democratic candidates for Governor and Attorney General, Pritzker and Raoul, were labor endorsed candidates and are the best-case scenario for the FOP.

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Bargaining Unit Leadership/ Steward Training

By Shawn Roselieb, Executive Director - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018- 9am-4pm
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9am-4pm
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 9am-4pm

Members will learn their role in handling a critical incident, and what they should do to protect the rights of their coworkers. Gun owner liability insurance specifically designed for FOP members and IROCC (Illinois Retired Officer Concealed Carry) permit holders and their families will be presented. New Steward Training will cover running meetings, developing by-laws, grievance preparation, and duties for representing your membership. Attendees will receive instruction on preparation for negotiations/ reaching tentative agreement or impasse/ mediation and arbitration.

Class size is limited to the first 30 participants. Please register with Chris Flynn at (217) 698-9433 or email: cflynn@fop.org Lunch will be provided.

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Mid-March Legislative Update

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Monday, March 19, 2018

From: Leinenweber, Baroni and Daffada

Last week was the last week of session prior to a three-week break.  The unusually long break is due to a week off for the primary election which is on March 20, combined with a typical two-week spring break.  When the General Assembly returns, there is one week of session prior to the Committee deadline in both the House and the Senate.  The unusually busy primary with primary opponents on both sides of the governor’s race, as well as contested primaries for both Republicans and Democrats for legislative seats throughout the state has generally reduced legislative action in both chambers.  This means that the first week of April will likely see more bills moved than January, February and March combined.

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March Legislative Update

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Monday, March 5, 2018

From: Leinenweber, Baroni and Daffada

The Illinois General Assembly met last week, with both chambers in session.  The primary focus is moving bills out of committee in anticipation of the committee deadline coming up in approximately one month.  The House is in this upcoming week, and the Senate is in the next week, and both chambers are out for the next three weeks.  The unusual three-week break is due to the mid-March primary and the timing of the traditional two week break on either side of the Easter holiday.

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February Legislative Update

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Tuesday, February 13, 2018

From: Leinenweber, Baroni and Daffada

The General Assembly cancelled legislative days last week after an unprecedented lack of work being done.  So far, for the year, the House has filed a fraction of the number of bills that would historically have been filed, 515, and the Senate dropped the bar even further by filing 393 bills.  This means that filings for the year are at about 30% of what would be expected.  The Legislative Reference Bureau, the agency responsible for issuing a bar code for all legislation, indicated that requests were down about 20% from years past.  Ultimately, this means that the upcoming week will see a higher bill file rate than has recently been recorded; as many as 2000 bills could be filed this week.

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