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File #: 20-0200R    Version: 0 Name: Request for State Action - Allow Our Sheriffs to Collectively Bargain
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/24/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 2/24/2020
Enactment #:
Title: Request for State Action - Allow Our Sheriffs to Collectively Bargain For the purpose of calling on the Maryland General Assembly to pass, and the Governor to sign Senate Bill 823, which would extend to the offices of the Baltimore City Sheriff the basic and fundamental right to collectively bargain wages and working conditions.
Sponsors: Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Bill Henry, Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Eric T. Costello, Ryan Dorsey, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Zeke Cohen, John T. Bullock, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Sharon Green Middleton, Kristerfer Burnett, Shannon Sneed, Danielle McCray, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: Collectively Bargain, Request for State Action, Sheriff
Attachments: 1. 20-0200R~1st Reader, 2. 20-0200R Complete Bill File
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Schleifer

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Request for State Action - Allow Our Sheriffs to Collectively Bargain
For the purpose of calling on the Maryland General Assembly to pass, and the Governor to sign Senate Bill 823, which would extend to the offices of the Baltimore City Sheriff the basic and fundamental right to collectively bargain wages and working conditions.
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For decades, collective bargaining, the process by which groups of employees negotiate with management to secure fair wages and benefits such as health care, safety protections, and pensions, has bolstered the livelihood of millions of American families.

Presently, many of Baltimore City’s public safety employees enjoy the basic right to collectively bargain with management. The State and the City have recognized that these employees play a critical role in the safety and security of the people of Baltimore and deserve to have the ability to collectively bargain for a fair wage, just benefits, and better working conditions.

Our sheriffs should be treated no differently. Charged with the responsibility of keeping our courthouses safe and serving warrants, among other duties, they are deserving of this basic right in order to secure their livelihood and that of their families.

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the City Council of Baltimore, That the Council calls on the Maryland General Assembly to pass, and the Governor to sign Senate Bill 823, which woul...

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