In Midst Of Contract Fight, East St. Louis Cops Dropped By Fraternal Order Of Police Union

As they continue their fight for a compensation plan that was approved nearly three years ago, East St. Louis’ rank-and-file police officers have now lost their union representation.

The Fraternal Order of Police, which had negotiated a new collective bargaining agreement on behalf of the members of East St. Louis Lodge 126 in 2019, filed a declaration of disinterest petition with the Illinois Labor Relations Board on March 14.

The petition was granted on March 25, leaving the city’s sworn officers with the rank of sergeant and below without a labor union.

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