‘Witness’ Entitled To Weingarten Representative

This article appears in the November 2019 issue of our monthly newsletter Public Safety Labor News.

This journal is published nation-wide to police officers, labor attorneys, and such…. PLEA has fought for Weingarten representation for witness police officers; police officers now, are entitled to this protection… A right for police officers that PLEA researched, and developed, and Florida’s Public Employment Relations Commission, PERC, agreed with us. PLEA fought this and won! Yet, we must wonder why, wouldn’t the PBA argue this right for all police officers, whether they are a subject or a witness?  

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