Thursday, August 29, 2019

Illinois FOP Labor Day Statements



SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Labor Council and State Lodge salute all working men and women in the state of Illinois this Labor Day, particularly the law enforcement officers, emergency telecommunicators, corrections officers, probation officers, and support personnel working in the law enforcement field who will be on duty to help make the holiday safe and enjoyable for everyone.

“The men and women of law enforcement are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week so the nation's workers can safely enjoy the fruits of their labor,” said FOP Labor Council Executive Director Shawn Roselieb. “Law enforcement workers help protect the rights of all Americans, including the one we celebrate on Labor Day, the right to fair compensation for an honest day's work.”

“Remember and appreciate the workers this Labor Day who run toward danger rather than away from it,” said FOP State Lodge President Chris Southwood. “These neighbors find no greater satisfaction than to know they have made communities safe for their fellow citizens.”

The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council is a law enforcement union representing more than 11,600 professionals in more than 514 bargaining units who work in the criminal justice system. The Labor Council negotiates and enforces contracts and improves salaries, working conditions, and benefits for law enforcement professionals throughout Illinois. Its members include police officers who work for municipalities, universities, and elected Constitutional officials; county sheriff’s deputies, correctional and court security officers; probation officers; 911 telecommunicators; law enforcement records personnel; and some related support staff. Visit www.fop.org for more information.

The Fraternal Order of Police, founded in 1915, is the largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. With a proud tradition of officers representing officers, the FOP is the most respected and most recognized police organization in the country. The Illinois FOP State Lodge, chartered in 1963, is the second-largest State Lodge, proudly representing more than 34,000 active duty and retired police officers - more than 10 percent of all FOP members nationwide. Visit www.ilfop.org for more information.

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