Barbara J. Pariente Charles T. Canady Florida Supreme Court Fraternal Order of Police James E. C. Perry John Greco Jorge Labarga Miami Peggy A. Quince police officers/law enforcement R. Fred Lewis Ricky Polston Robert Klausner Walter Headley Jr. WFSU-TV Supreme Court
The City of Miami cut police pay and retirement benefits, unilaterally changing the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. The Fraternal Order of Police, which represents Miami police officers in collective bargaining, filed an unfair labor practice charge against the City. The Public Employees Relations Commission agreed with the City that its actions were legal under a state law dealing with financial emergencies. The First District Court of Appeal upheld that finding. The police union appealed, arguing the city failed to meet the legal standards for triggering unilateral changes.
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