From the Harford County Municipal Lodge #128 of the Fraternal Order of Police, Inc.
I would like to inform the lodge as to todays proceedings at the State House concerning House Bill 1431. HB 1431 is a Bill that was introduced to the State Appropriations committee regarding the petition for collective bargaining between the Harford County Sheriffs Union, the Sherriff, and Harford County.
After listening to the testimony provided by the union’s representatives, and gauging the lack of opposition provided by County Executive Glassman, it looks as though the Bill stands a good chance of passing committee at this time.
I am very grateful to the invitation provided by Sgt. Mike Montalvo of the Harford County Sheriffs union, allowing me the opportunity to speak in support of the Bill. In addition to my testimony, I “preliminary” described the similarity’s of OUR fiscal and benefit dilemmas to that of the Sheriffs Union. I would also like to thank brother Gibbons, and the many others who came out to show support for the effort.
In short, a victory here for the Sheriffs Union on Bill 1431 translates into progressive steps of moving the municipalities into the same arena. There seems to be a genuine support for jurisdictions who petition Annapolis for collective bargaining as individuals, but not for the state in its entirety as outlined in HB 1370.
This topic, along with the new Legal plan for the Lodge will be the primary topics at the next meeting tentatively scheduled for 28 and 29 March. There are two dates this month in order to provide the opportunity for as many people to provide their input on these two subjest.
I encourage everyone to attend in order for your voices to be heard.
More to follow.
Frank C. Davidson
President, Lodge 128
County Employee says
I heard Glassman claims to support but like a weasel put some secret amendments in that no one got to see. I think the union should work on getting rid of him of they ever want things to improve!
In the Know says
Glassman is a joke. He opposes collective bargaining but is trying to make it look like he supports the deputies. Even jumped in the picture with them!!!! What a disappointment he has become.
Where does it say he opposes collective bargaining?
I think Glassman is working towards a better relationship with the Deputies and will make it right with the wages this year. So don’t hate on him just yet give him a chance to right the ship this year!
Teacher Says says
A better relationship with the Deputies while screwing everyone else. He is going to be a one term joke.
Screwing everyone else? Everyone is in the same boat in this county as far as lagging behind in pay including teachers and Deputies (the majority of the Sheriff’s Office received a 3% raise last year) and County workers. Last year how much of the 13.2 million allocated to county employees went to the school system? The majority of it actually and I thought teachers received a step plus a 1.5 % cola which is better then what the majority of HCSO employees got unless I’m incorrect and teachers did not get what I put in this message. If that’s the case what did you receive?
He has his chance. We will see and I am betting he blows it.