Contractual provisions also oblige the authorities to destroy disciplinary records. A Chicago officer went unnoticed for years thanks to the department`s collective agreement. When the city announced a preliminary agreement with the police union in 2018, the previous contract had expired nearly four years ago. Union members rejected a proposal in 2016 and the city was worried about losing more public servants if it didn`t agree to a pay raise. “When we talk about discipline, accountability and the use of violence protocols, we shouldn`t be talking about collective bargaining rights, because these conditions have absolutely nothing to do with treaties.” Overall, the momentum has developed around change at the state level. .