Why doesn’t the DSA send you Emails?

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For years the DSA Secretary has violated the law in regards to electronic communication.  The President of the DSA’s responsibility is to ensure that the association follows the laws, bylaws and regulations.    The DSA stopped sending emails to members sometime in the spring after I brought this to their attention.  I have always encouraged […]

How to fix a Staffing Shortage

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In 1994 the POA updated the Police Charter and added Staffing Levels. Very smart decision by there association. In 1994 the Police Staffing legislation was proposed to the Board of Supervisors.  The Board of Supervisors voted on the Police Staffing legislation.  The Board of Supervisors voted 9 in favor and 2 against with the majority […]

Strong and Smart Contracts

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We need stronger and smarter contracts.  We are getting beaten at contract negotiations every time.  Take a look at these news excerpts about other union contracts. The salaries of San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies are at least 7 percent higher than those of deputies in eight other Bay Area counties, and they’ll receive a 3 […]

Achieving Parity Pay

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Parity clauses’ historically have been included in collective negotiation agreements between municipal employers and public employee unions, particularly those involving police and firefighter’s unions. By maintaining recognizable relationships between the levels of compensation afforded various occupations, parity clauses were used as an aid to negotiators, arbitrators and political officials in calculating the salaries of municipal employees.