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Union's vote to endorse candidate for Jacksonville sheriff rankles some members JACKSONVILLE, FL – An effort to bring solidarity among Jacksonville police in electing a new sheriff has instead stirred discontent in the ranks and raised questions about how an endorsement last week was made.
City increase to police/fire pension fund could go to voters EL PASO, TX – An increase in the city's contribution to the El Paso Police and Fire pension fund will likely go to the voters.
FOP plans legal action on budget CHARLES COUNTY, MD – Following last week's controversial county budget decision, the Charles County unit of the Fraternal Order of Police announced that it intends to take legal action against the county.
Phoenix police union unveils ballot initiative ARIZONA – Despite protests against looming pay and benefit cuts, Phoenix's police union has unveiled a ballot initiative that would leave the cuts in place and require the city to more quickly rebuild its shrinking police force.
WA Police Union say officers in South East Metropolitan region are stretched to breaking point WASHINGTON – The WA Police Union says officers in the South East Metropolitan region are suffering from fatigue and lack of work-life balance because of ineffective rosters and wants the system changed before the new police-operating model rolls out locally.
Illinois Supreme Court decision deals with pension situation similar to Island Lake ISLAND LAKE – The village of Island Lake isn't the only municipality that has used pension funds to pay its bills.
Unions Get a Bruise From the Supreme Court, But Avoid a Knockout Punch WASHINGTON, D.C. – Labor advocates, who have gotten used to bad news over the last several decades, were expecting a big blow from the Supreme Court today. On the docket was Harris v. Quinn, a case that asked the Court to examine the most fundamental assumptions about union membership.
Pittsburgh, police union argue over residency requirement PENNSYLVANIA – An Allegheny County Common Pleas judge will decide in coming days whether an arbitration panel's decision allowing Pittsburgh police officers to live outside of city limits will stand.
Baltimore County will pay in police retiree case MARYLAND—Baltimore County will pay at least $1.6 million in a dispute with the police union over health insurance overpayments, county officials said Wednesday, ending a lengthy legal standoff during which a judge at one point threatened County Executive Kevin Kamenetz with jail time for failing to follow court orders.
East Haven councilors, police union mad about 911 center funding EAST HAVEN, CT – Even though the Town Council decided last week to table a vote on whether to bond $1.2 million for a new civilian dispatch center until next month, some members are steamed to have learned that equipment has already arrived and training has already begun.