Milwaukee Police Supervisors’ Organization

 
 





MPSO Board of Directors Election


On October 20th, 2014, ballots were counted for 3 year terms for 2 positions on the Board.  Carmelo Patti, Nick Kerhin, and Joseph Hall were on the ballot.  Incumbents Patti and Kerhin were the top vote getters, and will serve for the 2015 thru 2017 terms.


Common Sense On Tap

Alderman Donovan, who is going to be running for Mayor, is holding a series of listening sessions called Common Sense On Tap.  All members are invited to join these sessions, have a beer, ask questions and hear about the latest happenings in City government.


Moonshine Pub & Grill

3300 S. 27th St.

Tues. Oct. 21st

6 - 7:30p.m.


Mortimer's Pub

7023 W. Adler St.

Fri. Oct. 24th

5:30 - 7:30p.m.


MPSO Wins Seniority Grievance Arbitration

 

On Friday, June 5th, 2014, the MPSO and the City received a grievance arbitration award relating to Article 44 Duty Assignment (day shift by seniority) of our labor contract.   This decision came following numerous complaints by members that other members were assigned day shift duty hours without the requisite seniority (aka: stamps in their book). 


In response to our members concerns, MPSO staff and leadership attempted dialogue with the department’s Executive Staff to ascertain the validity of these allegations, and to ensure compliance with the labor agreement if in fact the allegations were true.  Receiving no cooperation, the MPSO filed for documents in order to investigate.  As the decision recognizes, the MPSO’s investigation was repeatedly frustrated by MPD, which was unwilling, and at times unable, to provide us information in a timely manner.   Though it may seem incredible, MPD has no reliable or uniform manner to determine which hours of the day it’s members are actually working.  While the investigation was ongoing, MPD actually reduced it’s documentation, eliminating PD-2s for a number of work locations, including those in which we suspect violations of the seniority article.


With a lack of response from the department, we ultimately engaged the City Attorney’s office to get the department to provide the required information.  That information, once received, showed “dozens and dozens” of violations, in the words of the arbitrator.  Further discussions with the department’s Executive Staff again yielded no solution or end to the violations.   At that point, the resources each member provides, financial and staff time, had to be expended to ensure the terms of our labor agreement were adhered to.


Ultimately, a complaint had to be filed with the WERC.  Mediation was first attempted, but again compliance was not achieved.  A hearing was held before the arbitrator in January of this year at which time evidence and testimony were presented by both sides.  This decision is the result.


Click here to download the full decision.   It’s only 17 pages, and should be read by every member.


Finally, all members are reminded that just as the members involved in this decision are not “at fault” but were assigned those hours by the department, and that there is a “work now, grieve later” principle that we all must adhere to.   If you or another member are assigned to work day shift duty hours (regular shift start time before 11:00am, extension is OK) and you are not yet day eligible, like any order that is not illegal, obey it and notify your MPSO representative immediately.  Also, do NOT assign your subordinates (supervisors or otherwise) to duty hours that do not comply with the terms of the labor agreement your employer entered into with them.


Advertising


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Welcome to the MPSO, representing the bosses of the Milwaukee Police Department.

M.P.S.O.
2900 W. Forest Home Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53215
414.672.MPSO (6776)
414.672.6798 (fax)
mpsompd@hotmail.com

Board of Directors

Nick Kerhin - President
Carmelo Patti - Vice President
Joseph Seitz - Treasurer
Scott Charles - Secretary
Gregg Duran - Director
Mark Wroblewski - Director
Tom Klusman - Labor Relations Manager
 
Upcoming Events 

2014 Open Meetings, 9am & 7pm
November 17th

Christmas Party
December 11th


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Sponsors & Friends

Joe Sullivan

Financial Consultant


Kurt Triebold

Financial Consultant


Milwaukee Retired Police Association


Milwaukee’s Finest - Great Historical Photos


Sebastian Raclaw Abdominal Cancer Research Fund.


Job Opportunities

State Fair Park Police

Officers who have retired in good standing and have an active LESB certification may call (414) 266-7033 for more information and an application.


University School of Milwaukee

Security Officer:

University School of Milwaukee is seeking part-time security officers; shifts vary, additional hours required on as needed basis. The ideal candidate will have the ability to be flexible beyond scheduled work hours, will have good communication skills, the ability to deal with a wide variety of people and situations, and to quickly and calmly assess situations. Interested candidates please send a resume to jobs@usmk12.org.