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 […]

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.

Staffing Level Change

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What Happened to the Staffing Levels?  So let’s look at the documents.  In the 2012 – 2014 Collective Bargaining Agreement, paragraph 82 and 83 stated the following.  See SFDSA CBA 2012 – 2014 https://www.scribd.com/book/316119397 In the 2014- 2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement, it had been removed and changed, paragraph 90 states the following.  See SFDSA CBA 2014 – 2017 […]

Contract Take Aways

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This month, I have been doing in-depth review of our current contract.  My interest in doing this was peaked by a couple of conversations.  One conversation was over the Staffing Level, when one member stated that the Staffing Level control in our contract was given away and another member stated it had not changed.  The […]

The Power of Ballot Initiatives

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Several months ago, I remember someone saying that “there are people who criticize the association, yet the same people who criticize the association do nothing.” I am a type of person that likes to see effective change that benefits the deputies and I have shared ideas with association presidents past and present. I have been attending many […]