WPPA Scores Critical Victory for State’s Law Enforcement Community in Oconto County

Pension Contribution Arbitration Case

Benefitting law enforcement officers all across Wisconsin, the WPPA prevailed in an arbitration case in Oconto County in which the employer attempted to force the deputies to pay the same pension contribution as other public employees without bargaining for it. The WPPA successfully argued that the interests and welfare of the public are best served when well-trained officers are treated fairly, and the arbitrator in this case agreed with the WPPA’s assertion that if the legislature had intended for law enforcement officers to make a pension contribution when they overhauled the state’s collective bargaining laws, they could have done so. The arbitrator acknowledged that the new bargaining laws do treat public safety employees differently that … Continue reading