Negotiating in the Media
Wake up FOP! The mayor has his people doing it. Maybe we need a little bit coming from our side with some pro-police spin on it? From the Tribune:
- On-duty Chicago police officers and any officers who shoot their weapons, on or off-duty, would be required to submit to random alcohol tests under a contract proposal sent to the union.
Police officers also would be forbidden to drink alcohol four hours before any shift.
A second proposal would renew a pilot program, which was tried three years ago, to put officers on 10-hour shifts—a move the city says might improve officer productivity and morale.
What's truly amusing is that the Tribune is probably taking the proposals right off the publicly accessible FOP website and then doing the mayor's dirty work by putting a less than positive spin on it (implying officers who get in shootings could be drunk!) One question though - how can it be "random" if we'd be "required to submit" following a weapon discharge incident?
Labels: contract stuff