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City Council to respond to Police Association petition for 'Meet and Confer' status

The Round Rock Police Association submitted a petition to the City on June 9 requesting recognition of the Association as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent for all the police officers of the City of Round Rock.

The petition was discussed at the June 24 City Council meeting, and included an overview of the “Meet and Confer” law (PDF) by City Manager Jim Nuse, remarks by RRPA President John Rowe and a question-and-answer session with the City Council.

The City Council has three options for responding to the petition:

  1. Grant recognition of the association as requested in the petition by a majority vote of the Council
  2. Defer granting recognition of the association and order an election by the voters in the City limits
  3. Order a certification election to determine whether the association represents a majority of the affected police officers.

 The City Council is scheduled to act on the petition at its July 8 meeting.