Senator Reid Reintroduces Public Safety Collective Bargaining Bill

On November 30, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reintroduced the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act ( S.3991), which would grant collective bargaining rights to state and local police, fire fighters, and emergency medical technicians and set minimum bargaining standards.  Senator Reid, the bill’s sponsor, filed for cloture on the bill on December 6 but subsequently withdrew the motion.  The National Association of Counties (NACo) has issued an action alert urging counties to contact their Senators and express opposition to the bill.

As previously reported by Conduit Street, a prior version of the bill passed the House of Representatives last summer.

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