IL Labor Relation Boards dismisses charges Illinois Council of Police field against the Village of Dixmoor

IL Labor Relation Boards dismisses charges Illinois Council of Police field against the Village of Dixmoor
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IL Labor Relation Boards dismisses charges Illinois Council of Police field against the Village of Dixmoor  (Dixmoor, IL) — The Illinois Labor Relations Board has dismissed the charges the Illinois Council of Police (ICOPS) brought against Dixmoor, according to Village President Fitzgerald Roberts.

At issue was the alleged failure of the Village to sign a collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The Village responded to the now dismissed allegations. The Village pointed out that the current administration and Village Board gave the officers a raise without asking for it within 5 days of being sworn into office and that the CBA at issue was never voted on by the current Village Board and negotiated by the prior administration, one that was plagued by scandal.

Yesterday, the Illinois Labor Relations Board dismissed those charges and stated the “Charging Party [ICOPS] failed to respond to the Board agent’s request for relevant information, and the available evidence is insufficient to raise an issue for hearing. As such, the Board is unable to process this charge any further.”

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This is not the first issue between the Village and ICOPs that was resolved in the Village prevailing. Rather than call the Village, ICOPS recently went straight to the media to complain of the Village’s non-payment of law enforcement union dues the Illinois Council of Police based on a clerical error. The clerical error was investigated, resolved, and a check was issued and hand delivered to the Illinois Council of Police, ICOPs resolving that issue as well.

“At no time were we ever willfully trying to withhold money we owed to the union, and the proof is the check we sent them immediately,” Roberts said. “This whole situation could have been easily avoided if they had just sat down with us and worked it out. I am glad these situations are behind us, and we avoided paying unnecessary fines, which is money we need to pay our bills. We are very pleased with the Board’s decision to dismiss this case and glad to resolve the dues issue.”

IL Labor Relation Boards dismisses charges Illinois Council of Police field against the Village of Dixmoor 

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