A bill (A2243) recently was introduced to accelerate the process for resolving contract negotiations between public employers and police and fire unions.  There are currently no time restrictions for the fact finding and mediation portions of police and fire contract negotiations.  This bill would provide a 60-day limit for each stage, and if the parties move to interest arbitration, the arbitrator would have to render a decision within 120 days. 

Note: This article was published in the July 2008 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.

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Traditional Labor Relations

The attorneys in Ogletree Deakins’ Traditional Labor Practice Group have vast experience in complex and sophisticated traditional labor law matters. This includes experience advising and representing employers of all sizes and across virtually all industries in connection with union representation campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, strike preparations, labor arbitrations, and National Labor Relations Board proceedings.

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