The Portland Police Association met with the city of Portland on Sept. 14 for their fifth ...

Closed-Door Mediation Between Police Union and City Continues Into Fifth Session – Willamette Week

The Portland Police Association met with the city of Portland on Sept. 14 for their fifth mediation session to hash out a collective bargaining agreement, according to Oregon’s Employment Relations Board. The first closed-door session was held over 45 days ago, on July 28, which puts the parties well past the minimum 15 calendar days required before either can declare an “impasse” and enter arbitration. In other words, if the city and the police union can’t resolve their differences, either may call in an arbitrator at any time to select the “last best offer” of only one party. As of …

 

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