First Thursday, October 2017

Will discusses the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a fair share case, what the ruling will likely be and how it will effect public safety employee unions. He also covers the Bureau of Labor Statistics new geographic area sample for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and what it means when negotiating a new contract. (See https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/the-2018-revision-of-the-CPI-geographic-sample.htm and https://www.bls.gov/cpi/geographic-revision-2018.htm.)

The following cases are also covered:

  • Arbitrator Criticizes City’s Reliance On Lexipol ‘Employee Speech’ Policy, Chiappardi v. City of Austin (Chuck Miller, 2017) (Download decision here: https://lris.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Lexipol.pdf.)
  • Emergency Manager Can Alter Retiree Medical Benefits, Serafino v. City of Hamtramck, 2017 WL 3833206 (6th Cir. 2017)

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