First Thursday, June 2015

Cases discussed in this month’s podcast include: Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Pension Reform Legislation, In re Pension Reform Litigation, 2015 IL 118585 (Ill. 2015) San Bernardino Allowed To Cancel Contract With Firefighters’ Union, May Privatize Department, In re City of San Bernardino, California, 2015 WL 2153448 (C.D. Cal. 2015) Sheriff Ordered To Sign Collective Bargaining Agreement, Sheriff of Lee County, Order No. 15U-098 (Fla. PERC 2015) Political Patronage…

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Judge Rules Against San Bernardino Firefighter Appeals In Bankruptcy

A U.S. District Court judge on Thursday slapped down what he called “a trilogy of merit-less appeals” that the San Bernardino firefighters union had made seeking reversals of bankruptcy court decisions against them. The three opinions by Judge Otis D. Wright II affirm rulings that favored the city at firefighters’ expense — and they do so in language highly critical of the union. “The city’s willingness to meet and…

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