Union loses policy case in San Francisco

The police commission in San Francisco passed a revised use of force policy last June prohibiting shooting at moving vehicles and use of carotid restraint neck holds. When meet and confer with the police union reached an impasse, the commission enacted the policy and the union filed a grievance demanding arbitration. A California superior court judge ruled against the union this week, finding that the policy changes do not fall under “working conditions” but rather are within the city’s management prerogatives, according to this article.

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