Legislation does not permit strikes or lockouts, does not violate the right to work and does not infringe on existing government laws and collective agreements. The Public Safety Cooperation Act would give public safety officials fundamental collective rights in states they do not currently grant. The legislation gives states great flexibility to draft and manage their own laws, in accordance with the following minimum standards: while Congress has in the past given states and municipalities a great deal of leeway to manage their own employees, the guarantee of basic public safety rights is consistent with the growing role of the public safety community in protecting our country`s internal security. Summary: The Cooperation Act would guarantee public security officials basic tariffs in states that do not currently grant them. While many public safety officials already benefit from local legislation on collective agreements, there are still many workers who do not have rights or whose laws do not provide adequate protection. Over the years, Congress has expanded the scope of collective laws to protect private sector employees, transportation workers, federal government employees and congressional employees. One of the few groups of workers who are not covered by federal law is state and municipal staff, including public safety officials. Fire and police services benefit from productive partnerships between employers and workers. Studies have shown that communities that encourage such cooperation benefit from a more efficient and efficient provision of emergency services. Cooperation allows employers and workers to face difficult budgetary constraints, which have proved invaluable as the country has recovered from the last economic crisis. The best way to ensure such cooperation is to establish a tariff framework. House: HR 1154, The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2019 Sponsors: representing Dan Kildee (D-MI); Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) The Cooperation Act enjoys broad support between parties, while protecting the rights of states.

The Cooperation Act strengthens public safety pensions and salaries IAFF strongly supports the Public Safety Cooperation Act and encourages members of Congress to support the law. Senate: The Employer-Employee Cooperation Act 2019 Sponsor: Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) The Cooperation Act is a matter of fairness for public safety.