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American Journal of Criminal Justice

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 657–677 | Cite as

Collective Bargaining and Job Benefits in Florida Municipal Police Agencies, 2000–2009

  • William M. Doerner
  • William G. DoernerEmail author
Article

Abstract

While a recent analysis of unionization among Florida county sheriff deputies was informative, that study failed to provide a comprehensive picture of all law enforcement unionization activity in that state. More specifically, county sheriff offices account for only 20 % of all local law enforcement agencies in the state, represent approximately half the sworn personnel in Florida, and have only been engaged in collective bargaining for the past ten years. As a result, the present study incorporates municipal police agencies, a hitherto neglected portion of the Florida law enforcement community, in an effort to gain a fuller understanding of how unionization influences salaries and other job conditions. The results underscore the importance of adopting a broader orientation to understand the progression of collective bargaining objectives.

Keywords

Collective bargaining Unionization Salary Job benefits 

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© Southern Criminal Justice Association 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal Housing Finance AgencyOffice of Policy Analysis and ResearchWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.College of Criminology & Criminal JusticeFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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