Michael Freeman joined the Summit Police Department in January of 1995. He immediately got involved in Summit
PBA Local #55 and was elected to the Local Executive Board in 1997, along with an appointment to the Negotiations
Committee. After serving terms as Financial Secretary, Vice-President and President, he was elected to his current
position as State Delegate in 2005. As a Detective in the City of Summit, Michael developed a penchant for
investigating financial crimes, with a focus on “following the money”. Prior to his appointment full-time at
the State PBA office, he served two terms as the Chairman of Union County Conference and member of the State PBA
Executive Board where he remains as a Vice President.
In 2006, Michael was appointed to the Collective Bargaining Committee. While working closely with George O’Brien
and the rest of the committee, he acquired extensive knowledge of Collective Negotiations Agreements from all areas
of the state. Michael’s experience with grievance arbitration with Summit PBA and other Locals extends more than 20
years and his attendance at PERC symposiums and conferences has proven invaluable. For years, he worked behind-the-scenes
at the NJSPBA Collective Bargaining Seminar as Co-Chair, and ultimately, Chairman of the Committee. In addition to those
responsibilities, Michael is Co-Chair of the Convention Committee and a member of the New Delegates, PAC, and Special
All Locals are invited to request data regarding comparable jurisdictions for negotiations preparation. This data has
been culled, by the committee, from contracts dating back to the 1980’s. We will continue to provide this information
to any Local that has a contract on file with the State PBA. Please call the State Office to discuss your specific needs.
- Grievance Arbitration Research
- Collective Bargaining Programs
- Archives of all Collective Bargaining Agreements.
- Demographic Info.
- Informative Seminar
Appointments and inquiries can be made by calling the following telephone numbers:
- State Office: (732)636-8860
- Woodbridge State Office (Fax): 732-636-3111