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Washington Report – Oct. 10, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 11, 2017

NAPO supported the reintroduction of a national collective bargaining bill in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to take up the Janus v. AFSCME case. NAPO is supporting the reintroduction of our Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act, which would extend basic collective bargaining rights to state and local public safety officers. Janus v. AFSCME will potentially have a big impact on public sector unions and employee associations in those states which currently allow a “closed shop” collective bargaining unit. The attorney working on this NAPO issue will be at the Fall Seminar; Time is running out to join NAPO’s Fall Seminar: Navigating the New Union Environment and the new Supreme Court case to make all states “right to work” Nov. 5–7, 2017 at Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel Rosemont, Illinois. Register and make hotel reservations by Oct. 13 by clicking on the link below; In a victory for NAPO, the House passed PROTECT Our Children Act. NAPO worked to get the House Judiciary Committee to discharge the bill so that the House could vote on it. Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to (PROTECT) Our Children Act of 2017 (S. 782) passed the House by a vote of 417-3; With many requests for relief checks coming in, NAPO continues to ask members to donate to fellow officers in Texas, and South Florida who have lost everything due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Please click on the donation form below. For these and other legislative topics, click on the Oct. 2, 2017 Washington Report below.

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