Montgomery County Labor Law Heading to Referendum

The Washington Post’s “Maryland Politics” blog reports that a recently passed bill in Montgomery County has been successfully petitioned to the next general election in the county. From the report:

A referendum has been set for 2012 on a controversial law that rolled back the expansive collective bargaining rights of Montgomery’s police union, a county official said.

The law, passed unanimously by the Montgomery County Council over the summer, takes aim at “effects bargaining,” a process that allows the police union, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35, to negotiate with county officials not only on wages and benefits but also over day-to-day duties, such as regularly checking e-mail.

Read the full report here.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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