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Case StudyLabor Management Collective BargainingAName of the Union and the Occupation Covered-The Boston Police Union 16807 of the AFL-The occupation covered is the police officer-new police officers were payed the same as old police officers in a 65 -payment of uniforms and equipment had to come out of their salaries-The City of Boston violated the contract-The Boston Police Social Club affiliated the Boston Police Union -The Police Commissioner refused to recognize the new union and and terminated scores of union leaders-On September 9 1919 the strike started with 1117 of the citys 1544 officers walking off the job -Collective bargaining efforts was established in the department concerning all matters affecting the working conditions of the police -The Boston Police had assumed the role of strikebreakers in the past but now had been welcomed into the ranks of organized labor and accepted as fellow members of the working class by the labor leaders -A voluntary police force was organized and equipped by the Police Commissioner Edwin U Curtis -Larger business and banks turned to private security -confrontation erupted with the 427 of 1544 officers who decided not to per-take in the strike -The State Guard was called out after a bad night of political unrest -Legislation was sought by State Attorney General Albert Pillsbury and then Governor Calvin Coolidge making it illegal for public safety workers to engage in a union -organized labor threatened to force Commissioner Curtis out
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