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mmBrian Bomstein
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I think communication and trust within an agency as a whole are the most common problems. Especially when the topic of a union is brought into it. You may want to have discussions about a certain path the agency is headed down or a new piece of equipment or even a change in the schedule but you are almost afraid to bring it up because you don’t want to deal with the implementation and impact discussions. I think this limits the amount of information that supervision is comfortable sharing with bargaining members and in return, the officers feel like they are “never told anything” when the topic is finally brought up. Therefore a lack of trust in both officers and supervisors is perpetuated.