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State Legislature Considers Reforms for Police Collective Bargaining

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Two Philadelphia police officers enter closed contract arbitration hearings. Courtesy of Samantha Holender/PhillyMag.

By Shealyn Kilroy

The City of Philadelphia announced on August 15th that arbitrators awarded a new $245 million contract covering the next three years to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, which represents Philadelphia police officers.

The contract’s terms sprang into public view like a jack-in-the-box. There was anticipation about the announcement of an award, but hush-hush hearings held behind closed doors at a hotel made it difficult to follow the arbitration process and the issues being discussed.

However, a bill

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