FDNY Union Can't Contest Driver Selection Change, Court Says

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT) -- New York City's decision to de-emphasize seniority when choosing who could drive fire trucks isn't subject to collective bargaining, a New York state appeals court panel ruled Thursday, finding that the change was a management decision that the firefighters' union couldn't challenge.

The Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York Local 94 couldn't overturn a finding by the New York City Board of Collective Bargaining that the change didn't fall within the firefighters' contract because the board's decision wasn't beyond the pale, the five-judge state appeals...
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