As all of you know, the JLMC was created in the mid-1970s to encourage the parties to collectively bargain their disputes involving municipalities and their police and fire fighters and to agree directly and voluntarily on the terms of their agreement or, if unable to do so, to create a process or procedure to resolve these disputes.
The Committee makes every effort to achieve a voluntary settlement and encourage a constructive long-term relationship between the parties. The Committee relies on the unique tripartite membership drawn from the leadership of the statewide police and fire fighter organizations, municipal mayors, managers, administrators and human resources directors, as well as professional neutrals. The Committee may also serve as a forum for discussion of larger issues of mutual concern to the parties.
After a difficult period, during which the Committee fell on hard times, I’m pleased to announce the following:
Read the rest of the letter here. JLMC Policy Changes