Cook County Court Service Deputies

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Voting on Tentative Agreements

By Dan Mahoney, Attorney - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

General Meetings for voting on the Tentative Agreements between the Court Service Deputies and the County of Cook/Cook County Sheriff will be conducted the week of January 22 - January 26, 2018.

Below are the dates and locations:

Monday, January 22, 2018
Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council
Suite 150
9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
5600 S Wolf Rd.
Western Springs, Illinois

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
*Beggars Pizza (Rose Room #1)
4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
12700 S. Kedzie
Blue Island, Illinois

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
*Chicago FOP Lodge 7
3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
1412 W. Washington
Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, January 25, 2018
*Johnny’s Kitchen
4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
1740 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, Illinois

Friday, January 26, 2018
Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council
Suite 150
9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
5600 S Wolf Rd.
Western Springs, Illinois

(*) Indicates refreshments will be served at these locations

Important Information

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Recently, the Illinois Appellate Court in Percy Taylor v. Thomas Dart, et al., found that the Sheriff’s Merit Board was “illegally constituted” between May 5, 2011 and   November 2015.  Therefore, the Appellate Court ruled that the termination of Percy Taylor was void, and his case was remanded to the Board for another hearing. Percy Taylor was also entitled to back pay for the time that he was off work.

Based on this case, the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council (“Labor Council”) believes that ANY action taken by the Board during the relevant time period, May 5, 2011, to November 2015, was void.  Anyone who was disciplined or terminated by the Board during that time period may be entitled to backpay, reinstatement and/or a new hearing.

The Labor Council has heard from some members who are impacted by the Percy Taylor case.  However, since the Labor Council did not represent the membership until August 29, 2014, we are concerned that there are members or former members who were disciplined or terminated by the improperly constituted Board that have not contacted us.

We are posting this notice for any member or former member who was issued discipline of more than 29 days, up to including termination, by the Merit Board between May 5, 2011, and November 2015. If this applies to you or anyone you know, please contact Attorney Daniel Mahoney at the Labor Council by calling 708-784-1010.

Bid Exchange

By IL FOP Labor Council, Staff - Friday, November 10, 2017

New Law Requires Drug/Alcohol Testing When Officers Are Involved In Shootings

By Gary Bailey, Attorney - Monday, September 11, 2017

On August 25, 2017, the "Police and Community Relations Improvement Act" went into effect. Found at 50 ILCS 727/1-25, the statute requires law enforcement agencies to adopt a written policy regarding drug and alcohol testing following an officer-involved shooting. The policy must require law enforcement officers who discharge their firearm causing injury or death to a person (during the performance of their duties or in the line of duty) to be tested as soon as practicable after the shooting but no later than the end of their shift or tour of duty.

As with any new law, it is subject to interpretation. The Illinois FOP Labor Council has mailed out to employers of law enforcement officers we represent demands to bargain over the impact of this law as we determine if new language is necessary in collective bargaining agreements to address this new law and its requirements. Many current Labor Council contracts have drug/alcohol testing provisions so it may be only minor adjustments are needed in some agreements.

If you have questions regarding this new law, please contact your Labor Council representative.