FOP/OLC Grievance Form
FOP/OLC Greivance Form (Fillable Form)
Chuck Aliff has been a Staff Representative for the FOP/Ohio Labor Council since 2015. He served more than thirty years in the military and law enforcement. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and the Ohio Air National Guard. He retired as a Command Chief Master Sergeant. He retired as a Sergeant from the Cleveland State University Police Department. While employed at Cleveland State, he served as the FOP/OLC Associate for more than 12 years. Chuck has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics.
Jim is retired from the Ohio Department of Commerce where he worked as a Liquor Control Compliance Officer. While there he was an FOP/OLC Associate and served on the State Unit 2 Bargaining Committee. Jim is a graduate of Western Michigan University and the Cincinnati College of Law. He has worked at the Lima Army Tank Plant for General Dynamics as a solo legal practitioner. He also worked for the City of Lebanon, Ohio where he built and managed a state of the art telecommunications system. He now works for the members of the FOP, Ohio Labor Council.
Eric graduated from East Canton High School in 1988. He joined the United States Marine Corps and served his time in an infantry unit. After his enlistment in the Marine Corps, he was hired at the Stark County Sheriff’s Office as a Correction Officer. He later switched to the classification of Deputy Sheriff. He retired from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office as a Sergeant in July of 2021. He started his employment with FOP/OLC in August of 2021. He instructed at Stark State College, Buckeye Career Center and Zane College for police academies in the topic of subject control. During his time at the Sheriff's Office, he was the FOP/OLC associate for the Corrections Unit and Sergeants Unit for over 20 years.
Chuck Choate served over 20 years as a law enforcement officer. During that time, he held various positions in his department’s FOP Union. From there he was hired by the FOP, Ohio Labor Council as a Staff Representative. He has spent the last 28 years negotiating and enforcing hundreds of contracts for bargaining units throughout the State of Ohio. In those years he has gained much experience in negotiations, mediation, factfinding and conciliation for law enforcement units.
Lucy DiNardo started her career in public safety as a 911 Dispatcher and Assistant Tac Officer with the City of Independence in 1994. While working for the police department, Lucy became the Union Associate and remained in that position for over eight years. After her ninth year with the PD she accepted a position with the FOP/OLC as a Staff Representative. She has extensive knowledge in LEADS, BCI and NCIC policy and procedures. In her years with the FOP/OLC she has represented members in contract negotiations and covered many Officer involved shootings and numerous discipline cases and has extensive experience in the defense and contract negotiation process. She’s earned the nickname “Pitbull” from numerous members and strives to maintain it.
Tom graduated from Oak Hills High School in 1970. He went to work for his father in the family wholesale flower business until 1975 when his father sold the business. Tom stayed on with the new owners until 1980 when he was hired by the City of Cincinnati as a Corrections Officer. Tom had always wanted a career in law enforcement. While with the city, Tom was assigned to the “Work House”, the city jail that was built in the 1860s to house Civil War prisoners. In 1981 Hamilton County took over the operations of the jail. Tom stayed on at the “Work House” until he was promoted to the position of road deputy in 1985. He was promoted to Corporal in 1989. That same year he became Chair of the law enforcement bargaining committee. He held that position until his retirement in 1998. Shortly after retirement, Tom was hired to work for the FOP/OLC by then Executive Director Larry Hudson. Tom still to this day enjoys working tirelessly for the membership as he has done from day one.
David has over fourteen years of experience in law enforcement, having worked at both the Stark County Sheriff’s Office and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. While working with the Richland County Sheriff, David served for many years as the FOP/OLC Local Associate. Before starting with the FOP Ohio Labor Council, he was with the Law Firm of Spaulding and Kitzler as Director of Investigations.
Barry Gray and his wife have six children, two of which are now police officers. Barry is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, College of Law Enforcement/Police Administration. He was employed by the City of Oxford in 1982 as a Patrol Officer. In 1997 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Barry was one of the founders of the local FOP Lodge and held various offices (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Chaplain) from 1984-2001. He was elected Lodge President for six terms and was the first supervisor to be elected President.
Barry has been involved in contract negotiations since 1984. In 2002, he was employed by the FOP/OLC as a Staff Representative. He is a Past President of the IULOE, the in-house union for the employees of the FOP and the FOP/OLC.
Otto Holm, Jr. is currently with the FOP/OLC as a Staff Representative since 1995. His labor relations and negotiating experience spans more than 15 years in private sector manufacturing and since 1992, he negotiates on behalf of the members of the FOP/OLC. In 1979, he was the youngest recipient of the prestigious Certified Purchasing Manager, a testimonial to his expertise in negotiation and administration. He introduced “just-in-time” (JIT) inventory strategies at several companies and was responsible for the start-up of two materials departments.
Today, his expertise includes contract administration, labor law, negotiation, and arbitration matter in over 1000 cases. He has served on the Arbitration Association Advisory Board as Vice-President and as the Policy and Ethics Chairman from 1997-2004 and ghost-author of “Did You Know….” for the FOP Journal. He negotiated percentage increases during economic recession, saved multiple discipline cases their employment and is considered an expert in financial “what-if” scenario planning. Holm recently developed and implemented a joint labor and management healthcare committee in cooperation with many municipalities, saving significant costs for both employee and the employer.
Mr. Holm earned his undergraduate degree (BSBA) from Ashland University with a double major in marketing and Psychology. After working as a purchasing professional for 10 years he decided to transfer his negotiating skills to a new field as a labor advocate for the “FOP”. He received his Master’s of Labor relations and Human Resources with emphasis in Labor Law from Cleveland State University in 1992 and is a guest lecturer in the College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. Mr. Holm holds his commission as a Captain as a Merchant Marine for over 16 years. Mr. Holm is active on nonprofit boards, serves as church deacon, past council Vice President, Endowment committee co-char, and as a member of Blue Coats as well as a member of the American Legion Post 136 St. James City Florida. Mr. Holm resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, Dr. Maudie Holm PHD.
Rick Paquette was raised in Boston , Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston Technical High School in 1981. Rick served active duty with the United States Marine Corps from 1981 until 1990. He and his wife, Kelly, have three adult children. Rick was a Deputy Sheriff from 1990 until 2012 when he retired from active Law Enforcement service. He first became involved with the FOP/OLC in 1994 while working as a Deputy Sheriff. Rick has been a Staff Representative for the FOP/OLC since 2017.
Tracy Rader is a Senior Staff Representative for the FOP, OLC. She has been with the organization since 2008. She was born and raised in Franklin County, Ohio. She studied business technology and management at Columbus State Community College. Tracy started her career working in a non-profit organization (Goodwill Rehabilitation Center) as a Quality Assurance Inspector for nearly eight years. Tracy was able to ensure work and rehabilitation opportunities for people with disabilities through providing standard manufacturing plans and quality plans for products packaged and/or produced. Tracy then went on to leadership in recruitment and sales for the private sector continuing in her passion to assist people with employment opportunities, providing supervision to a staff, meanwhile maintaining P&L statements and building business relationships.
Tracy is a Licensed Therapeutic foster parent through the State of Ohio. Tracy provides services through volunteering for Meals on Wheels, serves the community dinner and mentors teenagers.
Jim has a wealth of collective bargaining experience and first-hand knowledge of issues facing law enforcement today. Jim retired from the Streetsboro Police Department where he served for over 27 years as a patrol officer, a detective and as the public relations officer for 10 years. Prior to working at the Streetsboro Police Department Jim served in the Air Force Military Police in the rank of Sergeant and as a Police Academy Instructor in Hiram, Ohio. While employed in Streetsboro Jim became involved in representing his bargaining unit as the negotiating chairman and grievance chairman. Jim served in that capacity for 15 years, negotiating several contracts along the way. During negotiations Jim took the lead on researching comparable agencies for income and health care as well as language favorable for their contract negotiations. Jim worked with 6 different city administrations, multiple councilpersons as well as several law directors and law firms as the union president. In addition to his fifteen years of experience negotiating contracts Jim represented his membership in disciplinary actions and has testified as an expert witness in termination hearings on behalf of the union at outside agencies.
Keith graduated from Ironton High School and enlisted in the U. S. Army as an Intelligence Analyst. After his service obligation, Keith attended Ohio University and later joined the Chillicothe Police Department, where he worked 25 years. Keith rose through the ranks at CPD from Officer to Sergeant to Captain and finally to Chief of Police. Keith was the Chief for the last six years of his Chillicothe career.
During his police career, Keith served as a bargaining unit member, and later as the bargaining unit chairman. Keith has negotiated collective bargaining agreements for both the union and management. While serving as Chief of Police, Keith earned his Juris Doctor from Capital University. Upon retiring, Keith took a position as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Jackson County Prosecutor. Keith is licensed in Ohio and the Federal Courts in the Southern District of Ohio.
Jackie Wegman has been with the FOP/OLC since 1995. She works as Staff Representative mainly in the northwest part of the state. She retired from the Maumee Police Department after 27 years of service, where she served as the Associate for the FOP/OLC for many years. Jackie’s interest in labor relations led her to attend Cleveland State University where she competed their program in Labor-Management Studies. Jackie has been to the negotiating table thousands of times and has done countless fact-finding and conciliation hearings. She understands the importance of the grievance procedure to uphold the integrity of the contract. Jackie says that she learned a long time ago that there is no such thing as justice in the work place, it’s “just us”.