Detroit Police Union Agrees To Tentative Deal In Bankruptcy Breakthrough

DETROIT, MI &#8211 The City of Detroit reached a tentative contract with its largest police union late Tuesday, potentially resolving one of the city’s last remaining labor disputes as it nears a potential exit from Chapter 9 bankruptcy. The tentative deal — reached in confidential mediation talks — came three days before votes are due […]

Hundreds Of Memphis Police Call In Sick

MEMPHIS, TN &#8211 Memphis police say more than 400 officers have called in sick in the past week in what appears to be a deliberate action to protest planned health care cuts. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said Monday that 404 officers have called in sick since June 30, an increase from 308 officers […]

Baltimore Police, Fire Unions Oppose Mayor’s New Pension Plan

BALTIMORE, MD &#8211 Baltimore’s police and fire unions are fighting a new proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to privatize part of the pensions of new employees — a move union officials argue will make it harder to recruit and retain the best young officers. City finance officials say the privatization plan is the latest step […]