Controversial Police-Led Recall Vote Wins Key Ruling In California

A California state judge dismissed efforts this past week to halt a recall vote led by a local police union who are attempting to oust a progressive city council member. The union, which is upset that the politician voted against officers’ pay raises, has so far spent more than $660,000 on the vote to recall Santa Ana council […]

Philly Police To Get 5% Raise As Part Of One-Year Contract Extension

Philadelphia police officers have reached a deal with the city on a one-year contract extension which includes a pay raise and a one-time bonus. The one year deal starts in July 2024 and runs through June 2025. Officers will get a 5% pay raise effective July 1, as well as an $1,800 lump sum bonus. […]

Portsmouth Greenlights Collective Bargaining For City Employees — A First In Hampton Roads

PORTSMOUTH — City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution granting city employees the ability to collectively bargain, making Portsmouth the first Hampton Roads city to take that step. It was approved 4-2, with Mayor Shannon Glover and Council member Mark Whitaker voting against. Council member De’Andre Barnes was absent. Allowing collective bargaining means workers can […]

Minneapolis City Council Rejects Plan To Provide MPD Bonuses

The Minneapolis City Council on Friday voted to reject a $15 million plan to help hire and retain the city’s police officers. The emergency vote came after City Council members previously rejected the plan in a 7-5 vote earlier this week, saying those bonuses are not effective tools. Following that vote, Ward 11 Councilmember Emily Koski […]