Spring Membership Meeting

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This meeting will include a labor law update, a review of outcomes from the previous Legislative Session, as well as strategy-setting for campaigns during election years. Delegates in attendance will vote on endorsements and contributions to candidates and ballot measures (agenda below).

This meeting will also feature free training by Will Aitchison, founder and executive director of Labor Relations Information System (LRIS).

Aitchison is nationally recognized leading attorney based in Portland, Ore., who has over the course of his career, represented more than 100 law enforcement and firefighter labor organizations in five western states.

From his training, you will learn more about:

  • Recent developments related to Garrity/Weingarten/Brady and Miranda topics
  • A review of the significant PERC decisions in 2017
  • Social media and law enforcement officer issues
  • And more

To register to attend the May meeting, click "Register Here" below.


9:00 – 11:00: Recent Developments (the latest blurb about it, but without any reference to Garrity/Weingarten/Brady/Miranda/etc.)

11:00 – 12:00: PERC Update. A review of the significant PERC decisions in 2017. How interest arbitrators are ruling on wage and benefits disputes.

1:00 – 3:00: Brady, Weingarten, Miranda, Garrity, and Loudermill 

  • A law enforcement officer’s Fifth Amendment Garrity rights, and when and how those rights apply in internal investigations, personnel reviews, and critical incidents. The Department of Justice’s position on Garrity, and the evolving case law on the extent of immunity under Garrity.
  • The Weingarten right to representation in disciplinary interviews, how it can apply in settings as varied as drug testing, critical incidents, and witness interviews, and what happens if Weingarten rights are violated.
  • If an officer is ordered not to leave the premises or is confined in a secure facility, is the employee in “custody” for Miranda purposes?
  • The procedural due process rights law enforcement officers hold under Loudermill v. Cleveland Board of Education.
  • The ever-changing law on the rule in Brady v. Maryland and how it applies to police disciplinary records. How officers get on and get off Brady lists, whether being placed on a Brady list necessarily results in termination, and lawsuits by officers seeking to be removed from Brady lists.

3:00 – 4:00: Law Enforcement Officers and Social Media

The Particular Issue of Social Media

• The need for clarity in an employer’s rules.

• The “disparate treatment” defense, and the relevance of past practice in similar cases.

• The emerging rules of discipline for off-duty and on-duty use of social media. Labor board decisions on the potentially protected status of social media communication.

2017 Spring Membership Meeting
May 24 - 26, 2017

(May 23 Executive Board Meeting)

Training:  Will Aitchison, LRIS
When:  Wednesday, May 24th
Time:  8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Topic:  Labor Law Update
Our spring membership meeting takes place this May. Members review outcomes of the previous Legislative Session and set strategy for campaigns during election years. Delegates vote on endorsements and contributions to candidates and ballot measures. Stay tuned for more details ...
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