About the Blog

Cline and Associates’ contributors Jim Cline, Sarah Derry, Loyd Willaford, Eamon McCleery, and Kate Kremer write on legal developments concerning law enforcement and firefighter labor law across the nation.  The Blog particularly focuses on arbitration cases involving discipline and other contract grievances.  It also covers court rulings and legal developments related to collective bargaining rights, the FLSA and employee civil rights.

While collective bargaining rights vary from state to state, out of state arbitration rulings are generally relevant to public safety labor contracts in any state, especially discipline decisions for those contracts containing a “just cause” requirement.  Our Blog seeks to be a resource for those involved in representation of public safety employees:  Police Officers, Sheriffs, Firefighters, Corrections Officers, Emergency Dispatchers, Noncommissioned Personnel, and others in public safety positions.