Tentative Agreement for the Portland Police Association and the City of Portland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Daryl Turner, President
Portland Police Association
503.225.9760

Tentative Agreement for the Portland Police Association and the City of Portland

(September 13, 2016 – Portland, OR) – The Portland Police Association & the City of Portland have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. We now move to the ratification process for the PPA’s members, followed by the City’s ratification process.

Thank you to all the people who worked diligently to get this done in a timely manner: Mayor Charlie Hales and his staff; City Council; Director of Bureau of Human Resources, Anna Kanwit and her staff; Chief Marshman and his command staff; and the Portland Police Association Executive Board. Most importantly, thank you to the PPA membership for your support, hard work, professionalism, and dedication to protecting and serving the communities of Portland.

For over a year, both the City and the PPA have worked tirelessly to address the catastrophic staffing issues we face in the Portland Police Bureau. We are confident that this tentative agreement will start us on the road to resolving our staffing shortages and also ensure that we retain the well-educated, trained, experienced, and dedicated professionals of the Portland Police Bureau. We are proud of the work we have done, and hope that in the future we can work collectively on resolving with the City in a similarly constructive and mutually beneficial manner.

####