IACP Legislative Action Alert - Congress Considering Mandatory Collective Bargaining

CONGRESS CONSIDERING MANDATORY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR STATE AND LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS

Urgent Action Needed!

Call Your Senators And Representatives Today And Tell Them Oppose Federal Collective Bargaining Legislation that Would Reduce The Effectiveness Of The Nation’s Police Agencies

Background Information Congress is currently considering H.R. 413/S.1611, the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2009.

This legislation would mandate that all state and local governments:

• Allow for the unionization of their police force;
• Require collective bargaining with the union;
• Require bargaining over hours, wages and terms and conditions of employment.

In addition, the legislation would also empower the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) to review the existing collective bargaining laws in all 50 states to ensure that they meet the new Federal standard. If the FLRA determines that state fails to meet the standard, it will have the authority to mandate changes to existing policies and procedures.

The IACP strongly opposes this legislation and believes that it will reduce the effectiveness of our nation’s law enforcement agencies.

Visit the IACP’s Legislative Action Center for:

• Talking points;
• Sample letters;
• House/Senate contact information;
• Additional background information on H.R. 413/S. 1611.

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