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Illinois Governor Vetoes Arbitration Bill
6/6/2016 5:34:26 PM
Description: The governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, recently vetoed legislation that would have allowed an arbitrator to settle disputes related to wages and working conditions if union negotiations stalled. According to Rauner, the bill was an attacked on


Local Unions Rally for Arbitration in Illinois State
4/18/2016 6:53:57 PM
Description: Union officials are in the midst of a statewide tour with the goal of sending union negotiations to arbitration on a regular basis. The tour concerns House Bill 580, which was approved by the Illinois Senate and sent to Illinois Governor Bruce


Union Arbitration Bill Heads to Illinois Governor’s Desk
3/18/2016 12:04:34 PM
Description: A bill intended to send union contract talks to arbitration will once again be on Illinois Governor Bruce Raundr’s desk. Raunder had vetoed a similar bill last year.   The Democrat-controlled Illinois Senate approved the bill recently


Lawmakers Try to Force Arbitration with AFSCME
2/21/2016 6:08:52 PM
Description: Democratic lawmakers in Illinois are attempting to send stalled state employee labor negotiations to arbitration, just a short time after the president delivered a speech emphasizing the need to compromise in issues such as this.   Illinois


Hammond Headed to Mediation over Sanitary District Dispute
11/21/2015 12:04:24 PM
Description:   The Hammond Sanitary District will not be able to cancel wastewater treatment contracts with three cities, according to a decision from the Indiana State Supreme Court. Hammond filed suit to terminate the three municipal treatment contracts


FINRA Rules in Favor of Swiss Group
9/23/2015 1:43:55 PM
Description: The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently levied a favorable ruling for the Switzerland-based company UBS Group AG. The ruling dismissed an arbitration claim by investor Berta Ganapolsky and losses related to municipal bonds.


Illinois Governor’s Arbitration Policy Veto at Risk for Override
8/15/2015 8:30:21 AM
Description: Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is involved in a battle with organized labor in his state, specifically with the state’s largest public worker union, the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local Council 31. The


Arbitrator Rules in Favor of Firefighters in Unfair Labor Dispute
4/19/2015 11:32:28 AM
Description: An arbitrator with the Ohio Employment Relations Board has ruled in favor of the Troy Fire Department Union against the city of Troy, Ohio.   The suit stems from a six-day suspension without pay handed down to firefighter Greg Dilts, a member


City of Pittsburgh Enters Arbitration over Police Contract
4/10/2015 5:09:28 PM
Description: Negotiations between the City of Pittsburgh and its police department have resulted in no progress, and the process is heading into formal arbitration.   The key dispute is over pay raises for police officers. The city wants a pay freeze for


Both Sides Gain in Arbitrator’s Decision on Iowa State Employee Contracts
3/27/2015 5:36:23 PM
Description: An arbitrator has issued what amounts to a “split decision” on the new contracts for Iowa’s state employees, granting them the 6% percent raise they had sought over the next two years, but also requiring them to contribute to their