PBA Message

Election season has begun

September 23, 2021

Legislative Report Though the season for politics and campaigning truly has no start or end point any more, traditionally the race for votes in a November election begins after Labor…

Political campaign season: Be consistent, learn from our past, do what’s best

September 23, 2021

As we head toward election season, NJSPBA President Pat Colligan and our team have the tremendous responsibility of looking out for our 33,000-plus members’ best interests. As always, this year…

President’s Message: Never Forget

September 23, 2021

America was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. No question about that. So, let’s build the Twin Towers “bigger and better than ever.” No question about that, either. That’s the way…

Talk is cheap: Times are not always easy, but law enforcement keeps fighting

August 31, 2021

 NJSPBA President Pat Colligan, Vernon Township Local 285 State Delegate Keith Curry and I participated in a National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) conference in Florida recently. As many already…

Courts keep expanding grounds for civil rights claims

August 30, 2021

NJ STATE PBA LEGAL CORNER By Robert A. Fagella, Esq., Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. State and federal courts in New Jersey continue to broaden – almost exponentially – possible causes of…

Respect the Risk

August 29, 2021

Corrections By Brian Dawe On July 29, more than a dozen union officials from around the nation and representatives from labor organizations in Norway, Australia and New Zealand joined together…

Supreme Court sends Hostile Work Environment claim to jury

August 16, 2021

NJ STATE PBA LEGAL CORNER By Robert A. Fagella, Esq., Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. The courts have often struggled with the level of proof necessary to send a case to…

There’s a war on policing, but we keep moving forward

August 16, 2021

It is Summer 2021, the fifth anniversary of the July 7, 2016, Dallas, Texas ambush on law enforcement that left five officers dead and the second anniversary of the murder of…

President’s Message: Casualties of the war on police

August 16, 2021

As you see on the cover this issue, we are exploring the war on police. Whether you want to call it defunding, diverting or reimagining, the experiment has proven to…

How to figure out what a contract proposal cost

July 14, 2021

In negotiations, the PBA and the governing body proposals won’t be the same. This requires a method to estimate and compare the costs of the offers. The way to do…