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binding arbitration:

a judgment made by a neutral third party to settle a dispute between labor and management, in which both parties agree in advance to abide by the result.


blue flu:

a job action in which officers organize mass absences on the pretext of sickness for the purpose of protest against their employer.


code of silence:

refusal of officers to testify against other officers who are accused of misconduct.


collective bargaining:

negotiation between an employer and a labor union, usually regarding issues such as wages, benefits, hours, and working conditions.



an official expression of dissatisfaction brought by an employee or an employee organization as the initial step toward resolution through a formal procedure.


job action:

a label used to describe several types of activities in which employees may engage to expresstheirdissatisfactionwithaparticularperson,event,orconditionortoattempttoinfluence the outcome of a matter pending before decision makers, such as a contract bargaining impasse.


meet and confer model:

referred to by some as “collective begging” because the laws or agreements establishing it confer little or no rights on employees. In the meet and confer model least friendly to employees, neither the employer nor the employees are required to meet. Such meetings are an opportunity, not a requirement.


Public Employment Relations Commission:

an administrative body, often on a state level, responsible for administering legislation related to union bargaining.


bargaining not required model:

the model for police-sector collective bargaining law in which collective bargaining is not statutorily required by the state.