NJ Labor Board Empowers Management With Salary Ruling

Law360, New York (January 21, 2014, 8:35 PM EST) -- New Jersey public employee unions will soon appeal an administrative ruling allowing government employers to halt negotiated salary increases based on years of service after a contract expires, a ruling that, if upheld, could tip the scales for management during negotiations.

For union representatives, the state Public Employment Relations Commission's Dec. 19 decision to end a long-standing precedent and toss unfair practice charges against Atlantic County is an erosion of collective bargaining rights. However, management attorneys counter that it recognizes legislative changes to drive down taxes and...
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