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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Settling Contract Disputes Through Arbitration

Mayor Mel Norton and City Manager Pat Woods are saying the system of arbitration to settle contract disputes is flawed. 

Woods says what emerges can be unrealistic because the city's ability to pay is not taken into account.

Woods says the way arbitration works now rewards inflexibility at the bargaining table. Wage increases through arbitration have been a lot higher than those that have been negotiated.