The Officers in Sturgeon Bay Elect to Leave AFSCME for the WPPA

The WPPA is proud to announce that the Sturgeon Bay police officers have voted to leave AFSCME and join the ranks of the WPPA. The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission announced the results of this election on July 19.

In 2009, the WPPA was the only labor organization in Wisconsin that grew its membership and had a winning interest arbitration record. In fact, for law enforcement arbitrations, the WPPA went undefeated. The results of the Sturgeon Bay election are further proof that the WPPA continues to grow because people recognize that we provide superior services.

The WPPA welcomes the Sturgeon Bay officers and is eager to begin providing them with the representation they deserve.

The WPPA Releases its 2009-2010 Legislative Report Cards

MADISON – The Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) today announced the results for its report cards for the 2009-2010 legislative session.

During each session, the WPPA governmental affairs staff identifies legislation that impacts the WPPA’s membership. Preliminary positions on those bills are made by the WPPA governmental affairs staff and the executive director. Those positions are then considered for ratification by the WPPA Legislative Committee and Board of Directors, all of whom are active law enforcement officers. All ratified positions for or against a bill are included on the legislative report card. Lastly, legislation is weighted by the WPPA Legislative Committee, and points are distributed in the following manner:

The WPPA Report Card: How Legislators Are Scored Points Co-sponsoring legislation … Continue reading

WPPA Executive Director Appears on Syndicated Radio Program

On June 29, WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer appeared on “Lunch Pail Logic,” a statewide syndicated radio program dedicated to the working families of Wisconsin, and hosted by John “Sly” Sylvester. Palmer’s interview followed a Wisconsin State Journal front page story about the current movement amongst the Madison Metro Transit employees to dump their current union, Teamsters Local 695, to join the civilian division of the WPPA.

Working with the most prominent organizations in Wisconsin, Lunch Pail Logic was planned and arranged to promote the concerns of Wisconsin’s middle class. The intent is to produce a cutting edge, entertaining platform in which the concerns of working families will be heard. The program features … Continue reading