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NCJ Number: 50049 Find in a Library
Title: WAGES OF FRUSTRATION - 'WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, CALL THE TEAMSTERS'
Journal: POLICE MAGAZINE  Volume:1  Issue:4  Dated:(SEPTEMBER 1978)  Pages:21-24,30-34
Author(s): A D FRANK
Corporate Author: Criminal Justice Publications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Publications, Inc
New York, NY 10017
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE ROLE OF THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS IN POLICE UNIONISM IS DISCUSSED.
Abstract: TEAMSTERS OFFICIALS ESTIMATE THAT THEY BARGAIN ON BEHALF OF 15,000 POLICEMEN IN ABOUT 225 MUNICIPALITIES, MOST OF THEM SUBURBAN AND RURAL. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF A NATIONAL OR EVEN REGIONAL CAMPAIGN TO ORGANIZE POLICE. OFFICIALS MAINTAIN THAT THE TEAMSTERS EFFORT TO ORGANIZE POLICE HAS BEEN EITHER PART OF A LARGER EFFORT TO ORGANIZE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES OR IN DIRECT RESPONSE TO INVITATIONS FROM POLICE UNIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY. IN THE SOUTH, THE TEAMSTERS HAS BEGUN TO HAVE SUCCESS IN ORGANIZING PUBLIC WORKERS IN SEVERAL STATES, ESPECIALLY GEORGIA, FLORIDA, AND LOUISIANA. THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE TEAMSTERS TO POLICE HAS BEEN PRIMARILY INCIDENTAL TO ITS ORGANIZATION OF LARGER GROUPS OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. THE UNION IS STRONG IN MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, AND ALASKA. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT THE UNION USES OTHER THAN CONVENTIONAL BARGAINING PROCEDURES IN ITS NEGOTIATIONS WITH CITY GOVERNMENTS AND THAT CONTRACTS THEY HAVE WON FOR POLICE ARE ANY BETTER THAN THOSE WON BY OTHER NATIONAL AND LOCAL POLICE UNIONS. TEAMSTER ACTIVITIES IN ST. PETERSBURG, FLA., NEW ORLEANS, LA., AND TWO VIRGINIA COUNTIES (FAIRFAX AND ARLINGTON) ARE DETAILED. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Management; Negotiation; Police personnel; Unions
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