The New Jersey State Policeman’s Benevolent Association (PBA), with its more than thirty three thousand members is the largest police union in the state. Like many labor union...
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...ion of protecting the citizens of New Jersey. However, when it comes to voting for political candidates endorsed by union leaders, there may be a divergence by some of the rank and file members in which candidate they vote for. All organizations have their conflicting elements and the PBA is no exception. Generational attitudes and differences should not be viewed a something that divides the PBA membership; rather they should be seen as tools that union leaders can use can to better understand how their rank and file members think and act. If research shows that generational attitudes do have an impact on whether or not the rank and file members vote for the candidate endorsed their leaders, steps can than be taken to address future political endorsements accordingly.
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