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Hollywood Negotiations Sept. 9, 2015

To: Hollywood Police Officers, Sergeants and Lieutenants Bargaining Unit

From: Jeff Marano, President BCPBA


RE: Negotiations
2014 – 2017 CBA

Date: September 2, 2015

A collective bargaining session between the City and the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) is scheduled as follows:

DATE: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
PLACE: City Hall
2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Room 215
Hollywood, FL 33020

Broward County PBA President Calls for National Boycott of Arby’s


CONTACT:  Jeff Marano, 954-584-7600

Broward County PBA President Calls for National Boycott of Arby’s

Fort Lauderdale, Florida September 2, 2015  — The President of Broward County’s largest police union has called for a boycott of Arby’s restaurants following an incident on Sept. 1, 2015 during which a uniformed police officer in Pembroke Pines, Florida was refused service by a manager at the drive-through window.


“This behavior is unacceptable,” said Jeff Marano, BCPBA President. “The disdain and lack of respect for law enforcement, as well as the fatal attacks on the men and women in uniform in America is appalling.”


The Broward County PBA ask that anyone in law enforcement, or anyone who supports law enforcement, boycott Arby’s immediately. In her letter to Arby’s management, Sgt. Jennifer Arcuri, writing on behalf of Sgt. Jennifer Martin, described how Martin chose to use the drive-through window to obtain food rather than risk exposure by sitting in an open restaurant where her uniform might make her a target.


“This is intolerable. We expect a full apology to all police officers,” Marano said. “We also ask that the manager of the Arby’s, who refused service to a uniformed police officer, be fired.”


“Law enforcement is under siege in the United States,” Marano continued. According to statistics tracked at the Officer Down Memorial organization there have been 83 line of duty deaths so far in 2015. There were 14 deaths in August including 24 deaths this year involving firearms.

To read more about the incident, and view documents, visit the website.

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The Broward County Police Benevolent Association is the largest law enforcement union serving Broward County. BCPBA is a non-profit organization providing labor relations assistance and collective bargaining services for its members. Our mission is to promote professionalism in law enforcement and to protect the rights and privileges of individual law enforcement officers and civilian employees, as well as to keep citizens informed of the challenges facing law enforcement today. We are active in community events including those that support and honor law enforcement.



Jeff Marano Straight Talk on PBA Benefits

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Notice of Ratification Vote Hollywood P.D.

To: Hollywood Police Officers, Sergeants and Lieutenants Bargaining Unit

From: Jeff Marano, President BCPBA
Mike Braverman, P.A. 
Julio Gonzalez, BCPBA General Counsel
Contract Ratification Vote – Fact Sheet and CBA will be available

Today’s date: August 17, 2015






* The document circulating the department dated July 24, 2015 is not the final agreement.

A PDF version of the memo is available at the BCPBA website here:

City of Hollywood Contract Update and Process

To: HPD Members

From: Jeff Marano

Reference: Contract Update and Process

The BCPBA and the City of Hollywood reached a tentative agreement on July 24, 2015.

As many Hollywood LEOs are new members, we understand this may be the first contract you are voting on. We hope the information below will help you understand the process and terms.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at 954-584-7600.


At present the BCPBA and City of Hollywood have reached what is known as a tentative agreement. Once the contract language is complete, both the Broward County PBA and the City will agree on the changes and a fact sheet will be provided. The City will draft the pension changes, which are in the ordinance. Those changes will be reviewed by the PBA attorney, and, in the past, the Pension attorney, Chairman and Pension Administrator. Once the documents are finalized, the members covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) will vote on the contract. The Public Employees Relations Committee (PERC) has spelled out specific procedures for the process. In order for the contract to pass, the membership must cast more yes votes than no votes. The Broward County PBA will notify the City of the results.


The pension vote is conducted by the pension administrator. Active members with the City of Hollywood plan vote on the changes, which takes 50% plus one to affirm. After that, a super majority of the Hollywood City Commission (5 out of 7) votes on the pension change at a commission meeting. Both of these must occur in order to affirm the change to the Hollywood Police Pension Plan.


The CBA must have two readings by the City Commission in order to take effect. Furthermore, the City must have an actuarial/impact report from the City’s actuary prior to voting on the agreement.



The City Commission is on break. The next meeting is scheduled for August 25, 2015.

All parties are working to have these moving parts in place prior to the August 25, 2015 City Commission meeting when the vote will be placed on the agenda.


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