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Greeley Police sergeants don’t secure right to collective bargaining

A key ballot measure backed by Greeley Police failed Tuesday night. Greeley Police were pushing Ballot Initiative 2I, which asked residents whether sergeants should be considered police officers under the Greeley Charter. The measure failed, with 56% voting against it. The Greeley Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) attributes the failure to language on the ballot—not a lack of support. The Greeley Tribune reports that if 2I had passed, sergeants would have been able to collectively bargain for wages and benefits, which the Greeley FOP said is vital to ensuring officers are paid fairly. Currently, sergeants can’t engage in collective bargaining but also don’t have the perks that non-exempt lieutenants and captains have.

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