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File #: 18-1922    Version: 1 Name: Settlement Agreement (FOP - Tour Change)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 12/11/2018 In control: Law
On agenda: 1/9/2019 Final action: 1/9/2019
Title: Dept./ Agency: Law Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending Purpose: Settlement of Labor Matter Docket No.: NJSBM No. 12-015 Claimant: Fraternal Order of Police, Newark Lodge No. 12 Claimant's Attorney: Law Offices of Markowitz & Richman Attorney's Address: 123 South Broad Street, Suite 202, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106 Settlement Amount: $300,000.00 Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund Additional Comments: This settlement resolves alleged improper tour changes that occurred in 2011 and 2012 and effected approximately 321 officers.
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
Attachments: 1. 18-1922 Certified Resolution
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Dept./ Agency: Law
Action: ( ) Ratifying (X) Authorizing ( ) Amending
Purpose: Settlement of Labor Matter
Docket No.: NJSBM No. 12-015
Claimant: Fraternal Order of Police, Newark Lodge No. 12
Claimant's Attorney: Law Offices of Markowitz & Richman
Attorney's Address: 123 South Broad Street, Suite 202, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Settlement Amount: $300,000.00
Funding Source: Insurance Trust Fund
Additional Comments:
This settlement resolves alleged improper tour changes that occurred in 2011 and 2012 and effected approximately 321 officers.
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WHEREAS, the Fraternal Order of Police, Newark Lodge No. 12 ("FOP or "Union"), 51 Rector Street, Newark, New Jersey, 07102, is the recognized representative for Newark police officers ("officers" or "members"); it does not represent the superior officers, and;

WHEREAS, the Union filed grievance No.12-08 on or about February 14, 2012 wherein it alleged that the City unilaterally instituted a tour change for approximately 321 of its members to attend an arms control/defensive tactics training. The training was held during one-week sessions: March 21, 2011 through March 2, 2012, between the hours of 0800 and 1600 (8am to 4pm) ("2011 and 2012 Tour Changes");

WHEREAS, on or about February 14, 2012, the FOP filed a grievance pending before the New Jersey State Board of Mediation, NJSBM No. 12-015, City of Newark and Fraternal Order of Police, Newark Lodge No. 12, concerning alleged improper tour changes that occurred in 2011 and 2012; and

WHEREAS, although there were police officers who were on duty during the training session, for their scheduled regular shift, the Union contends that for the majority of the officers, the shift was not their regular, assigned shift, and many had to come in specifically to attend the defensive tactics training; and

WHEREAS, the Union contends that since the majority of ...

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