Contract negotiations

Police contract negotiation information and updates.
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December 14, 2022 update

On October 31, 2022, the City filed a petition with the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services (“BMS”) to clarify the bargaining unit. BMS is the State agency responsible for determining appropriate bargaining units under state law.

Under the current labor agreement, officers, sergeants, and lieutenants are all part of the same bargaining unit. The City’s position is that officers should be in a separate bargaining unit from sergeants and lieutenants.

While the petition is pending, BMS has ordered the City and the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis not to engage in any bargaining on a new labor agreement and to maintain the status quo terms and conditions of employment.

There are currently no bargaining sessions scheduled as a result of the BMS order. The parties will continue to operate under the current labor agreement when it expires on December 31, 2022. The City will update this web page once the unit clarification petition is resolved.  

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Process followed

Collective bargaining

The current contract between the City of Minneapolis and the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis is ending. A new contract is needed. The process we use to negotiate a new contract is called collective bargaining. State law requires public employers, like Minneapolis, to meet and negotiate on topics deemed by state law to be mandatory subjects of bargaining.

Parties involved

The groups involved with this collective bargaining process will include The City of Minneapolis and the union for the bargaining unit(s). The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis (POFM) is the exclusive representative for the current bargaining unit. 

Process transparency

The contract must comply with federal, state, and local law. The collective bargaining agreement for this process is governed by Chapter 179A (Public Employment Labor Relations Act) of the Minnesota Statutes.

Read Chapter 179A Statute

Information shared

During the negotiations process, the public will be informed of:

  • Public meeting times, dates, and locations (see Minn. Stat. §179A.14)
  • Proposals (public documents only)
  • Supporting documents (when allowed by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13, Government Data Practices Act)
  • The City of Minneapolis anticipates contract negotiations to begin after the City’s BMS petition for unit clarification is resolved. When we know the dates, times, and locations we will post them.

Read how the community has been engaged in the process


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