Las Vegas Police Unions Sue Over Union Leave Law

LAS VEGAS, NV – Three Las Vegas police unions are challenging the constitutionality of a new state law that prohibits local governments from allowing employees any paid leave to serve as representatives of labor organizations. In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Metropolitan Police Department, the unions claim Senate Bill 241 amounts to “viewpoint discrimination” in violation of the First and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. The…

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Police Union Attorney Claims City Manager Violated Constitutions

COLUMBIA, MO – City Manager Mike Matthes violated the state and federal constitutions Monday during a meeting with the Columbia Police Officers’ Association board in which he demanded they fire the union’s director because of a controversial Facebook post, a letter from the association’s attorney claims. Matthes contends that the issues the letter raises about the situation are moot points. St. Louis-based attorney Sally Barker wrote in the letter…

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Police Unions Should Have Voice In New Stop And Frisk: Judge

NEW YORK, NY – The federal judge overseeing reforms to the NYPD’s stop and frisk program affirmed Thursday the “important perspective” of police unions in the overhaul. Manhattan Federal Judge Analisa Torres said the five unions representing cops should be allowed to give input regarding any reforms proposed by the city. After the unions voice their opinions, the reforms will go to the court-appointed federal monitor, then to Torres…

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Judge Halts DOJ-City Deal For APD Union Input

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – A Federal judge ruled Thursday, the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association has a right to weigh in on the settlement agreement between the city and Department of Justice, on the overhaul of the police department. News 13 spoke with the union Thursday about their concerns. Since changes will directly affect officers, the APOA argues they deserve a voice at the table. “Though we’ve been interviewed and we’ve…

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