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Title: Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that requires states to allow collective bargaining for public safety officers.
More Info About this Vote
- Defines public safety officer as "an employee of a public safety agency who is a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, or emergency medical services personnel," including individuals who are "temporarily transferred to a supervisory or management position" (sec. 3).
- Requires states to allow public safety officers the right to join a labor organization for the purpose of collective bargaining over hours, wages, and working conditions (sec. 4).
- Prohibits lockouts by public safety employers and strikes by public safety officers (sec. 6).
NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.