Conn. Court Denies Police Captains Bargaining Power

Law360, New York (June 2, 2010, 2:27 PM EDT) -- The Connecticut Supreme Court has reversed a State Board of Labor Relations ruling that state police lieutenant and captain employees are not managerial and thus have the right to bargain under Connecticut's employee collective bargaining law.

In a split decision to be officially released June 8, four judges determined that the trial court had improperly dismissed the initial appeal by the officers' employer, Connecticut's Department of Public Safety, by relying on the wrong legal standard.

Contrary to the trial court's determination that the officers at issue...
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