Neither the Minneapolis, New York City, Louisville, or Buffalo unions are part of the IUPA or any other AFL-CIO union.
All are major members of the AFL-CIO union federation.
And after a decade of nonstop attacks on public sector collective bargaining rights, union leadership is concerned about changes to police union collective bargaining resulting in weakening protections for all public sector workers, as has been proposed by numerous right-wing think tanks.
Any changes to police collective bargaining law should apply only to collective bargaining practices that directly implicate police violence.
In major confrontations, police unions have already failed to show solidarity with other public sector unions.