National Fraternal Order of Police union endorse Trump

fop-starYesterday,  the national Fraternal Order of Police made it official that they endorsed Donald Trump.

A big question for Toledo’s police force,  will the Toledo Police Patrolman’s Association (TPPA) also endorse Trump?

The following is the text from the FOP:


Nominee has the  “Full support” of the nation’s largest police  labor organization.

Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, today announced the organization’s endorsement of Mr. Donald J. Trump for the office of President.

“Obviously, this is an unusual election,” Canterbury said.  “We have a candidate who declined to seek an endorsement and a candidate without any record as an elected official. Mr. Trump, however, has seriously looked at the issues facing law enforcement today. He understands and supports our priorities and our members believe he will make America safe again.”

For a candidate to receive the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police, he must receive a two­ third majority of the National Board, which is made up of one Trustee from each of the organization’s State Lodges.

“Our National Board, and the more than 330,000 members of the FOP, acquainted themselves with Mr. Trump’s answers to our survey. He took the time off the campaign trail and met with us to talk about our issues, our priorities. He’s made a real commitment to America’s law enforcement and we’re proud to make a commitment to him and his campaign by endorsing his candidacy today.”

“Donald Trump may not ever have been elected to public office, but he is a proven leader and that’s what we need for the next four years-a leader unafraid to make tough choices and see them through,” Canterbury said. “I look forward to working with the Trump Administration on the issues that matter most to law enforcement.”

The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States, with more than 330,000 members.


You can read the full press release HERE.


2 responses to “National Fraternal Order of Police union endorse Trump

  1. Jeff, I think your wrong. As a Tea Party person, I strive for Free Choice in joining a Union, and more specifically, Free Choice in being able to represent myself at a bargaining table.

    I fully support Right to Work. an employee should be able to take a job, and not be forced into paying Union dues as a condition of employment.

  2. Jeff, The information you have regarding “Right to Work” is not correct..

    Your Example regarding Toledo Club would be more accurate with this analogy: I don’t play golf, I don’t like the game, I don’t like anything about it, but because I live in Toledo, I’m forced to pay an annual membership fee to Toledo Club.

    First, Unions choose to force their representation on non-members. They do this with a contractual specification called the “Exclusive Representation” clause. Unions place this clause in a contract by their own choice.

    This clause was originally meant to prevent competing Unions from representing workers in tyhe same sector. One Union had “Exclusive rights” so another Union couldn’t come in.

    HOWEVER – In the court findings, the words “Exclusive” also meant that the Union had to represent ALL workers in a sector, not just union members. The Unions weren’t happy with this at all….

    This soon morphed into what it has become today, When this clause is in a labor contract, that means exactly what it says, The Union has exclusive bargaining rights for ALL employees in that sector, regardless if they are members or not When this clause is present in a contract, an employee may not represent themselves and MUST accept Union representation.

    The non-member is then forced to pay whats called a “Fair Share” fee for this representation.

    The only thing that “Right to Work” would do in Ohio, If a Union includes an “Exclusive Bargaining” clause in their labor agreement, Non members would not be forced to pay the “Fair Share” fee, even though the Union has made a decision to represent the non-members.

    If a Union doesn’t want to represent non-union ( and non-paying) members, the solution is simple, remove the “Exclusive Bargaining” clause from their contract, and let the non-members bargain for themselves.

    “Right to Work” does NOT stop unions from forming , negotiating, or charging fees for their services. It in NO WAY interferes with the rights of Unions, employees, or businesses to contract with each other. It simply removes tyhe “Fair Share fee from non-members who are forced to accept Union Representation.

    The advantage to the workers is this, Unions will need to be more responsive to the people they represent, else they go out of business.

    I have a very good 45 minute presentation I give on Right to Work, What it really is, and how it benefits Union Members. I’d be more than happy to give this presentation to your group or organization.