Tentative Agreement Clarification

Just to Clarify

Yesterday, a story ran in the Oregonian referring to the closed-door executive session of the Portland City Council to discuss the status of contract talks that included the potential for a new collective bargaining agreement with the Portland Police Association. The article erroneously stated that there was a tentative agreement between the City of Portland and the Portland Police Association. At this time, there is no signed tentative agreement between the City and the PPA.

At many roll calls and at our recent general meeting, I’ve talked about the ongoing conversations we’ve had with the City as we try to resolve several issues; most importantly, the inadequate staffing at the Bureau. While we agree on the basic concepts, there is no signed tentative agreement.

During yesterday’s closed-door executive session, the City Council made no decision on how to move forward with these discussions or on the potential of a new collective bargaining agreement with the PPA. On our part, we will continue our conversations with the City in our efforts to come to a mutual agreement which will benefit our members, the City, and the communities we serve. You, our members, will be the first to know of any progress towards a tentative agreement.

Daryl Turner, President
Portland Police Association