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Hope for Pay Raises in St. Louis

Hope for Pay Raises in St. Louis

Via St. Louis Public Radio: Voters in St. Louis will be heading out to the polls to decide on a half-cent tax increase. If it passes that would mean a raise for the city’s police and firefighters.   According to a story from St. Louis Public Radio, getting voters to support “Proposition P” is no […]

Who Will Pay for New Contract?

Who Will Pay for New Contract?

Cops in Philadelphia just landed a new $245-million-dollar, three-year contract, but where the money will come from to fund it is a bit of a mystery. The plan is to dip into reserves, but according to the city’s mayor, that could change. With two other union contact agreements in the works, the city will have […]

By September 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
VIDEO: Detectives Fight Plan to Cut Pensions

VIDEO: Detectives Fight Plan to Cut Pensions

by Michael J. Palladino President Detectives Endowment Association/New York City Here in the State of New York, there is a push by some political factions to hold a new Constitutional Convention. The position of the Detectives’ Endowment Association has been “vote NO” on this referendum. Not only would a Constitutional Convention needlessly cost the New […]

By September 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
No Raises for Cops; $140M for Stadium

No Raises for Cops; $140M for Stadium

by Brianna Dunn The Shreveport Police Officer’s Association in Lousiana is strongly opposing a “G” league basketball arena that will end up costing the city over $140 million. After years and years of asking for a much-needed and well-deserved pay raise, the millions approved for the arena is infuriating, says Shreveport POA President Michael Carter. […]

Philly Cops Win $8M O.T. Settlement

Philly Cops Win $8M O.T. Settlement

Philadelphia FOP President John McNesby The Philadelphia FOP just won a dispute over overtime rules—and it may be the first win of its type for a police union. The controversy and subsequent legal battle erupted when the city of Philadelphia refused to pay its officers, who were required by the agency to check their phones […]

Cops Use Video to Go for Pay Raise

Cops Use Video to Go for Pay Raise

Shreveport Police Pay Issue | No More Excuses from Shreveport POA on Vimeo. The Shreveport Police Officers Association is continuing to fight for pay raises for Shreveport officers. This time, they took to social media, releasing a video asking for “No Excuses.” The Shreveport police posted this video, requesting better leadership and pay raises for officers. The […]

Texas Cops Oppose Anti-Union Bill

Texas Cops Oppose Anti-Union Bill

Via the Texas Observer: The Texas Senate passed a bill this week that appears to have driven a wedge between the Texas GOP and one of its key constituencies: law enforcement. “The very livelihood I’ve chosen, it seems the Republican Party is coming after it, and I don’t understand why,” Scott Leeton, president of the […]

Texas Moves to Save Pensions

Texas Moves to Save Pensions

Via WFAA.com: A bill to save the Dallas police and fire pension fund passed by a unanimous vote in the Texas Senate Tuesday afternoon. The bill is expected to move the pension fund into solvency for 46 years, according to a release from Sen. Royce West’s office. According to a report posted on WFAA.com, the […]

City Refuses to Pay Officer’s Legal Bills

City Refuses to Pay Officer’s Legal Bills

This week, members of the Minneapolis City Council denied a request from police officer Michael Griffin that he be reimbursed for $75,000 in legal fees arising from a federal indictment last year. According to a report by David Joles in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Griffin was indicted on nine criminal counts that accused him of […]

The Mounties Have Never Had to Contend With a Union

The Mounties Have Never Had to Contend With a Union

For decades, commanders in Ottawa have quashed and co-opted bids by the rank-and-file to organize. With the potential to represent nearly 18,000 cops, such an entity would be strong enough to challenge almost all entrenched police policies in Canada. But in 2015, the Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional for the Mounties to be blocked […]

Rookies Sue for OT Pay During Academy Training

Rookies Sue for OT Pay During Academy Training

Via New Hampshire Public Radio: New police recruits in New Hampshire get paid by their towns to attend a 16-week police academy run by the state. New officers stay at the training facility during the week, and return home during weekends.   Now, two officers are suing their employers, alleging they were underpaid while attending […]

VIDEO: NJ Police May Get Control of Unfunded Pensions

VIDEO: NJ Police May Get Control of Unfunded Pensions

Via NJ.com: Police and firefighters would gain control of their now-state-run pension fund under a measure that won final approval in the Assembly Thursday. The bill (S3040) transfers management of the $26 billion pension fund to an independent panel overseeing investments and benefits. Police and fire union leaders seeking the change said the state wasted […]

Thousands of Officers to Get BIG Bonuses

Thousands of Officers to Get BIG Bonuses

Via KCRA.com: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — The Sacramento City Council unanimously approved more than $1.3 million in bonuses for police department officers, sergeants and dispatchers in an effort to close the gap between their pay and the pay of officers in other departments. The bonus will be paid to 687 employees with officers receiving $2,150, […]

Improving Economy Hurts LE Recruitment

Improving Economy Hurts LE Recruitment

Improving Economy Is a Challenge to Law Enforcement Recruitment by ALADS Board of Directors A recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Robust Job Growth, High Wages Show Solid Labor Market” should be a wake-up call for local governments looking to hire officers. A Desert Sun article titled “Where Have All the Cops Gone?” highlights the issues […]

Top Police Union Leader Joins Protest

Top Police Union Leader Joins Protest

John Wells, the president of the Omaha Police Officers Association, recently traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska’s capital city, to join with hundreds of protestors making a stand against a proposal that, if passed, will end the right of all city workers in that state to have a pension plan. If the bill passes, cities like Omaha […]

Nebraska Corrections Officers Seek Out F.O.P.

Nebraska Corrections Officers Seek Out F.O.P.

Via the Omaha World-Herald: Frustrated by high turnover, lack of salary increases for longevity and an increase in assaults by inmates, state corrections officers are seeking a new union to represent them. A group of corrections employees is circulating petitions to be represented by the Fraternal Order of Police, a union that represents corrections workers […]

Pension Mediation Talks Cease; Lawsuit Looms

Pension Mediation Talks Cease; Lawsuit Looms

Via WFAA.com: The Dallas City Council unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday laying the ground work for legal action against the failing Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund. News 8 has learned that four city council members will likely file a lawsuit against the pension system contending, among other things, that it is violating its fiduciary […]

Officers Leaving in Droves

Officers Leaving in Droves

Via the NY Daily News: More NYPD cops are putting in their papers and retiring early according to the city’s largest police union. Citing data from the New York City Police Pension Fund, officials with the PBA of New York City said 506 officers resigned from the 35,000-member force in 2016 — about a 20% […]

Teamsters Face 20% Cut in Pension Benefits

Teamsters Face 20% Cut in Pension Benefits

Via The New York Times: As troubled pension funds go, the New York State Teamsters Conference Pension and Retirement Fund, with some $1.3 billion in assets, is by no means the largest. Neither is it in the direst financial shape, even though just 44.8 percent of its obligations are funded. But given that participants in […]

Carrots and Sticks

Carrots and Sticks

Via the New York Post: Most NYPD cops don’t want to wear body cameras — but they may soon get paid for their trouble. In an effort to sweeten the pot in contract talks with the police union, City Hall is offering a 1 percent salary bump for officers forced to use the equipment, sources […]

By December 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Millions May Lose Overtime Pay

Millions May Lose Overtime Pay

While this applies to private sector employees, there are well financed efforts to prohibit overtime for law enforcement officers as well so it’s important to keep on top of this issue and take whatever action you can to fight back to keep overtime for law enforcement officers who work extra hours providing for the public’s […]

By November 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →