|Multi Request||Police union contract/collective bargaining agreement|
|Submitted||Aug. 18, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the current collective bargaining agreement (also known as a collective agreement or a union contract) between this department/agency and the local police union/fraternal order/benevolent association (or similar/equivalent organization). This includes any and all memorandums of understanding or similar agreements. Please provide all associated addendums, amendments, appendices, exhibits, and other supplemental and supporting documents.
Here are examples of responsive materials provided by other agencies in response to similar requests:
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/02/27/2-21-18_MR18491_RES_IDC000697-022018.pdf (Long Beach, California)
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2015/08/24/Collective_Bargaining_Agreement_1.pdf (St. Louis, Missouri)
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2015/12/14/TPPA_2015-2017.pdf (Toledo, Ohio)
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2020/07/17/2020-134_2020-02-18_Meet___Confer_Agreement_Waco_Police_Association.pdf (Waco, Texas)
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Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
In response to your August 18, 2020 public records request, attached please find the most recent integrated contracts between the City of Somerville and the Somerville Police Employees Association and the City of Somerville and the Somerville Police Superior Officers Association, each with the subsequent settlements or arbitration awards attached. As you will see, the most recent SPEA contract expired on June 30, 2015, and the most recent SPSOA contract expired on June 30, 2018.
I believe this constitutes a complete response to your request. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Julie M. McKenzie
Chief Labor Counsel
City of Somerville
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-6600x4407 (office)
(617) 776-8847 (fax)
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