Sunday, June 14, 2015

Police Unions

Police unions should be run on a volunteer basis by full time police officers who work for the agency they represent.  The volunteer should not be paid for anything other than direct expenses, and those should never be more than 10% of his gross pay as a police officer. 

There should be receipts and an explanation for every expense and they must directly relate to his union activities.  Meals should not be reimbursable, everyone has to eat, pay for your own food.  All negotiation meetings should be held at the police station or city hall and open to the public.

Police are public employees and negotiations should not be in secret.  The union is not negotiating with the mayor or city council, they are negotiating with the public, it's their money.  The public should have a period of comment before any contract is signed as well.  These rules should apply to all public employee unions, not just police; that's what the SGT Says.

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