TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! MORE DETAILS ON KCPD "FAIR SHARE" CONTROVERSY AND NEW FOP DUES!!!
A new contract for Kansas City Police still pending in the Missouri Legislature continues to stir controversy among the rank and file.
Again, we want to play this one straight because we respect EVERYBODY involved here and realize there are two sides to every issue.
AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS PROVIDED IMPORTANT DETAILS REGARDING THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE "FAIR SHARE" PROPOSAL THAT CAUSED A BIT OF A RUCKUS WITHIN THE KANSAS CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT.
In a nutshell, the "Fair Share" proposal would charge non-FOP members about $73 for the cost of negotiating the contract the benefits all KCPD employees.
During this discussion the Missouri "Union Paycheck" initiative has gained steam and the FOP's "Fair Share" proposal has been used as a talking point to eliminate automatic paycheck withdrawals for unions.
Now . . .
THANKS TO AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS WE HAVE MORE DETAIL INTO THE FOP PLAN FOR INCREASED DUES AND REPORTS OF THE TURMOIL BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE "FAIR SHARE" PLAN!!!
The word from AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS . . .
"The interesting part of the new and improved by-laws are on the last two pages. Here they are highlighted. Now base pay for an officer according to the kcpd website is $39864 so the new dues would total $ 597.96 a year or $49.83 a month."
Specific details on increased FOP dues.
Membership canceling period limits.
FOR THE VERY, VERY INTERESTED . . . TAKE A LOOK AT NEW KCPD (PROPOSED) FOP BYLAWS FOR YOURSELF!!!
And so, what we've heard on background is that even among the FOP there is fighting against the "Fair Share Proposal" put forth . . . One member of the rank and file characterizes recent Kansas City Police collective bargaining struggles this way:
"A whopping 10 people could vote on this mess that covers the entire FOP. I'm betting that those who do not attend the meetings regularly don't know about this . . . If this passes through I am willing to bet that they will lose a bunch of members."
And so, inadvertently, KCPD and FOP collective bargaining have become a subject for caustic Missouri political debate even after tense discussions in Kansas City are complete.
DEVELOPING . . .