Phoenix to halt all union ‘release time’

By Dustin Gardiner, azcentral.com

Phoenix employee-union leaders will no longer be allowed to engage in union activities on the taxpayers’ dime, city officials announced Monday in the wake of a court ruling that banned Phoenix police officers from doing union work while on duty.

Judge: Phoenix won’t pay officers for union work

The Arizona Republic

A Superior Court judge upheld an injunction that bars Phoenix police union members from using “release time” while on duty, but the ruling opens the door for the practice to continue if the police labor group and city officials can include specific terms and conditions in future contracts.