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MAP was developed to meet the growing needs of police related employees in the area of collective bargaining, to provide due process for our law enforcement members, and to promote the advancement of police labor issues that were not being met by other police labor groups. Joseph Andalina, a 26-year police veteran with more than 35 years experience in the police labor field, originally conceived and established MAP in the early 1980’s. Over the years, it has now, with its staff, board and attorneys, risen to a premier labor union in Illinois.

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MAP is an organization composed of sworn police officers and other police-related employees who maintain full or part time employment with any state, county, or municipal agency. We have joined together to form a more professional voice in law enforcement.

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Only full time sworn police officers or police-related employees who are active or retired may hold office. Membership is open to individuals as well as associations who may affiliate with us for collective bargaining or legal defense. Associations or units wishing to utilize our collective bargaining programs should sign collective bargaining interest cards. There are two ways to establish a chapter for bargaining, depending on whether your group is new or has a current labor organization representing you. Call us for details.
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Labor Department Finalizes Rules for State-Run
Private-Sector Retirement Programs

The Department of Labor issued final rules Thursday that clear the way for states to set up payroll deduction IRA accounts for private-sector workers who do not have access to workplace retirement savings programs. DOL officials also proposed a rule that would allow many other governmental entities to offer their own programs.

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The final rules, by clarifying that such programs would not be covered by ERISA, remove the hesitation that some states have expressed about being pre-empted by federal regulators.

So far, eight states — California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Massachusetts, and Washington — have passed laws to create state-administered retirement savings programs for private-sector workers. “It just gives a big boost to state activity overall,” said John Scott, director of Pew Charitable Trusts' retirement savings project, in an interview.

Mr. Scott noted that California legislators, who have been waiting for the Labor Department to address the pre-emption issue, are expected to vote Thursday on implementing their own retirement savings program for the private sector, which could go into effect in January. “I think that's really a one-two punch in terms of encouraging states to move forward. There will be a renewed impetus,” he said.

The final rule for states requires that their programs must be established and administered by the state, have a limited role for employers and be voluntary for employees. Programs that require automatic enrollment would have to include the option to opt out.

The proposed rule for cities and counties offering their own programs, which was developed in response to public comments, could potentially apply to many more workers in states that do not have their own programs. Cities and counties can only offer a program if one is not offered in the state. As proposed, a city could create a program if state law allows it and if the population is equal to or greater than the population of the least populous state. According to the 2013 Census, Wyoming is the least populous, with 582,658 residents.

The final rules and proposed rules will be published in the Federal Register shortly. There is a 30-day comment period for the proposed rules.

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