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If leaders and elected officials in your area aren’t already discussing furloughs, layoffs or hiring freezes, they are likely to begin those discussions soon
As labor unions brace for SCOTUS to rule in Janus v. AFSCME, here’s a reminder of the history, role and value of police unions
“Well over 5,000 cops were attacked and injured last year – that’s not only a record, it’s a full-blown epidemic,” Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Hendry stated
The agreement set up a four-tiered response plan, which specifies benchmarks that must be reached before certain policing actions can take place
The overhaul limited NYPD’s ability to use “kettling” tactics and implemented a four-tiered strategy dictating when officers can take enforcement during protests
“The revolving door in this case is an absolute travesty to our justice system,” PBA President Patrick Hendry said
One oversight board member fears that changing department structure may cause officers to “jump ship,” leaving the force with even fewer officers
“I think it shows people how desperate all these police departments are,” a police union leader said. “I’d like to see the city be a little bit more desperate, too”
The contract makes changes to paid detail, medical leave and officer discipline policies
Union leaders expressed gratitude for city leadership’s “strategic investment” in rebuilding the LAPD with benefits in its new contract