(Posted: March 6, 2009)
A resolution that would allow public safety unions to bargain with their employers on pay, benefits and working conditions is pending in the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor. If passed, states like Arizona will have to enact laws within two years guaranteeing recognition of public safety employees by their employers and instituting bargaining.
“AZCOPS is preparing now for the passage of this legislation,” said General Counsel Martin Bihn. “The first step is to aid in the development of the state bargaining statute so that by the time the federal law is in place, we will have our members trained and ready to bargain!”
Once again, AZCOPS is taking the lead in protecting and expanding the rights of law enforcement officers in Arizona.