Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2007

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The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2007 (H.R. 980) was a bill in the 110th Congress that would have provided collective bargaining rights to public safety officers employed by states or local governments.



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According to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) website, the bill:

  • Provides basic collective bargaining rights for public safety officers "without undermining state authority or existing state laws." A majority of states already meet the minimum standards.[1]
  • Establishes minimum standards for state collective bargaining laws.[1]
  • Encourages labor-management partnerships.[1]

Bill Consideration

The bill passed the House on July 17, 2007 by a vote of 314-97.

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Scorecard: AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard

Org. position: {{{Vote position 1}}}

Description:

"The House passed the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act (H.R. 980), which extends collective bargaining rights to public safety officers who do not currently have the right in their state to engage in such activities."

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.afscme.org/legislation-politics/19812.cfm)

The bill was never passed by the Senate.[2]


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Scored vote

Scorecard: National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard

Org. position: Aye

Description:

"Limit debate on a bill expanding labor rights for law enforcement officers. May 13. (69-29; 60 votes required to invoke cloture)"

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs_20090228_4813.php)

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act" at www.speaker.gov. Accessed May 7, 2009.
  2. OpenCongress' info page on H.R. 980.

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