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HR 980 - Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Lynn Woolsey voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (314-97) - (Key vote)

Title: Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires states to allow collective bargaining for public safety officers.

Highlights:
  • Defines public safety officer as "an employee of a public safety agency who is a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, or emergency medical services personnel," including individuals who are "temporarily transferred to a supervisory or management position" (sec. 3).
  • Requires states to allow public safety officers the right to join a labor organization for the purpose of collective bargaining over hours, wages, and working conditions (sec. 4).
  • Prohibits lockouts by public safety employers and strikes by public safety officers (sec. 6).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers

Sponsors

  • Dale E. Kildee (MI - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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