San Bernardino Bankruptcy: Judge Rules City Can Reject Police Contract

RIVERSIDE, CA – A federal judge in San Bernardino’s bankruptcy case ruled Tuesday that the city can reject its bargaining agreement with the city’s police union. The city first asked for the power to reject the agreement in March 2013, so that it could impose a new contract that would leave more money in its coffers as it struggles to put together a workable post-bankruptcy budget — and less…

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‘Dire’ fiscal state forces rhode island city into bankruptcy

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – According to Bloomberg, the town of Central Falls, Rhode Island (pop. 18,716) has sought Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. The city was unable to get concessions from municipal employees and is requesting that the court void all union contracts. Robert Flanders, a former state supreme court justice, has been named to oversee the city’s finances. “The city’s financial condition has deteriorated to the point where it…

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