Metropolitan Public Defender has an agreement with
AFSCME Public Defenders Local No. 3668, Council 75, AFL-CIO. The bargaining unit is made up of the following positions: Attorney, Investigator, Legal Assistant, Office Assistant, Legal Secretary, Alternative Sentencing Advocate, and Data Integrity Specialist. It excludes temporary employees, such as Certified Law Students and those employees who are supervisory or confidential as defined by the National Labor Relations Act.
All employees hired after December 5, 2002, shall be required to pay dues as determined by the Union, or be required to make "fair share" payments, after their first 30 days of employment as a condition of continued employment with MPD.