NAPO Update: Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act

Dear Members,

 

Yesterday evening, Senate Majority Leader Reid submitted the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act as an amendment (S.Amdt. 4174) to the War Supplemental Appropriations Act, H.R. 4899.  This move is a result of the pressure NAPO, together with other public safety organizations, has been putting on Senator Reid to follow through on his promises to bring this important legislation to the Senate floor for a vote.  Given that we are trying to attach the National Collective Bargaining bill to a War Supplemental spending measure, we face an uphill battle to gain support for our amendment.  Not only are we facing senators who oppose giving basic collective bargaining rights to first responders, but we are also facing those lawmakers who do not believe unrelated legislation should be attached to a war supplemental.  We need all the support we can get to ensure success in attaching our amendment to H.R. 4899.

 

Please call your senators today and urge them to support S.Amdt. 4174 to H.R. 4899 to grant public safety officers the right to sit down with their employers to discuss wages, hours, and safe working conditions.  If you do not know the contact information for your Senator’s Washington, D.C. Office, please visit www.senate.gov or contact me at (703) 549-0775 or amournighan@napo.org.

 

Thank you in advance for all of your help!

 

Andy

 

Andrea Mournighan

Director of Governmental Affairs

National Association of Police Organizations

317 S. Patrick Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 549-0775

(703) 684-0151 (fax)