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Minneapolis to hold community listening sessions on police union negotiations

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The City is holding three community listening sessions to receive input on topics related to a new three-year contract with the Police Federation of Minneapolis. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

This past spring Mayor Jacob Frey convened an internal workgroup focused on collaboration and developing a shared set of priorities in advance of the 2023-2025 police union contract negotiations. The group, comprised of Council President Andrea Jenkins, Council Member Lisa Goodman, Council Member Aisha Chughtai, Council Member LaTrisha Vetaw and City staff, meets monthly and is hosting these listening sessions as an extension of its work.

Community listening sessions 

  • 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 
    Whittier Park Recreation Center, 425 W 26th St.
    See Facebook event
  • 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. 
    See Facebook event
  • 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug 22
    Folwell Recreation Center, 1615 N Dowling Ave. 
    See Facebook event

In these sessions, the City will explain the negotiation process and hold workgroups where people can collaborate on ideas related to the contract. This process will help inform the City in its negotiations with the Police Federation. Information on the negotiations is available on the City’s website.

Earlier this year, the City approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Police Federation that retroactively covered years union members worked without a contract. That agreement expires Dec. 31, 2022.

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