THE WPPA’S ARBITRATION OF DISCIPLINE BILL TO GET A VOTE IN THE WISCONSIN STATE ASSEMBLY

 

May 2005

Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker John Gard has agreed to place our arbitration of discipline bill on the June legislative calendar for a vote on the floor of the Wisconsin State Assembly. Assembly Bill 185 would provide municipal law enforcement officers with the opportunity to appeal the disciplinary decision of a police and fire commission to an arbitrator, rather than to circuit court, if permitted in the officers’ collective bargaining agreement. The WPPA has sought this bill for many years, and the fact that we will get a floor vote on this bill is an outstanding development given that, prior to this legislative session, this bill has never even received a hearing before an Assembly committee.

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