First Thursday, July 2024
07/04/2024
First Thursday, July 2024
LRIS recently lost a member of our extended family. Arbitrator Dave Gaba, a frequent LRIS seminar speaker and co-author of the book Interest Arbitration passed away last month. We extend our sincerest condolences to Dave's family and friends. Rick Poulson interviewed Arbitrator Michael Loconto fo
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First Thursday, June 2024
06/06/2024
First Thursday, June 2024
Will Aitchison is on the other side of the microphone in this month's podcast as Rick Poulson interviews him about his career in public safety labor relations. They discuss how long Will has been practicing, how he got into labor law, when and why he started LRIS, and why have seminars for both mana
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Interview With Attorney Lance LoRusso
05/07/2024
Interview With Attorney Lance LoRusso
The complete interview with police attorney Lance LoRusso is available only to LRIS Premium subscribers. Rick Poulson and Lance, founder of the Blue Line Institute, discuss Lance’s background as a sworn police officer and a police attorney, as well as the current challenges facing police officers an
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First Thursday, May 2024
05/02/2024
First Thursday, May 2024
Rick Poulson interviews attorney Lance LoRusso, founder of the Blue Line Institute. They discuss Lance's background as a sworn police officer and a police attorney, as well as the current challenges facing police officers and their advocates. This month's cases: Court Reverses Decision Grantin
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First Thursday, April 2024
04/04/2024
First Thursday, April 2024
Welcome Rick Poulson to the LRIS First Thursday Podcast! April's First Thursday podcast is a special two-person affair as LRIS Executive Director, Rick Poulson, joins Will as cohost. Rick talks about his background, how he became a labor attorney, and helps Will break down this months cases. C
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First Thursday, March 2024
03/07/2024
First Thursday, March 2024
State of California rewrites its Racial and Identity Profiling Act, Letter to Rob Bonta, Attorney General for California (2024)‘Marsy’s Law’ Does Not Shield Crime Victims’ Names From Disclosure, City of Tallahassee v. Florida PBA, 2023 WL 8264181 (Fla. 2023).Female Firefighter Applicant Unsuccessful
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First Thursday, February 2024
02/01/2024
First Thursday, February 2024
Good news on the economy and inflation The Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI data From The Washington Post: Falling inflation, rising growth give U.S. the world’s best recovery This month's cases Wisconsin Municipalities Required To Offer Health Insurance And Bargain Over Contributions,
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First Thursday, January 2024
01/04/2024
First Thursday, January 2024
The recurring attack on binding disciplinary arbitration. Will Aitchison covers a study from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy entitled "How To Improve Policing Through Collective Bargaining Reforms." He covers its fatal flaw, and why law enforcement unions must be aware of it. View the p
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First Thursday, December 2023
12/07/2023
First Thursday, December 2023
This month's cases: Cell Phone Warrant Of Officer’s Phone Too Broad, Commonwealth v. Sukhadia, 2023 WL 7409309 (Penn. Super. 2023). Township Violates Free Speech Rights By Banning Thin Blue Line Flag, Pennsylvania State Lodge v. Township of Springfield, 2023 WL 7547494 (E.D. Penn. 2023). Fi
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First Thursday, November 2023
11/02/2023
First Thursday, November 2023
Current EventsThe latest development in A.I. and policing: The City of San Jose signs on to use Benchmark Analytics’ First Sign Early Intervention System.How are cities dealing with the recruitment and retention crisis?CasesConsent Decree Does Not Impair Bargaining Rights, City of Newark v. Fraterna
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