Arbitrator: Bethlehem Violated Police Contract By Denying Personal Days

BETHLEHEM, NY – An arbitrator said the town of Bethlehem violated police officers’ collective bargaining contract by denying personal leave based solely on the reason that it would cause overtime. The arbitrator, Louis N. Kash, said police management may consider the operational needs of the department when approving or denying personal leave, but said overtime […]

Wisconsin Troopers Union Sues Over Policy Requiring Enforcement Quota

The union representing Wisconsin’s State Patrol troopers sued the State Patrol and its superintendent on Monday, alleging that an experimental policy for evaluating trooper performance is illegal and unfair to those who work during overnight shifts or during hazardous weather. The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association is asking that a judge declare the policy illegal and […]

APD Chief: Officer Shortage To Get Worse

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden says he expects the police department’s ranks to shrink for another year or so, even though the size and number of police academy classes have increased and hundreds of “qualified candidates” are expressing interest in the department every month. The department has 135 fewer officers than the […]

Wilkes-Barre Seeks To Vacate Decision Awarding Pay To Injured Firefighters

WILKES-BARRE, PA – City officials on Thursday filed suit seeking to vacate an arbitration decision awarding two weeks’ pay and benefits to injured firefighters who received their full salaries while on leave. At issue is a Sept. 18 opinion by arbitrator James C. Peck Jr. of Media in which he found the city improperly withheld […]