Will Big Labor Give the Boot to Police Unions? Be Skeptical.

Since they grew into power in the second half of the 20th century, police unions have become a dominant force in politics, pushing for increased government spending on law enforcement and for the implementation of workplace policies that protect individual officers from the consequences of their misconduct.

The national protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd have caused more and more people to question of the wisdom of allowing police officers to form unions in the first place. After all, police unions don’t just negotiate wages and represent officers in disciplinary hearings; they push for union contracts that

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