NJ Court Overturns Raises For Camden Firefighters

Law360, New York (January 29, 2013, 4:03 PM EST) -- A New Jersey appellate court on Tuesday sided with the city of Camden and overturned an arbitrator’s award of pay increases to a firefighters’ union, finding the arbitrator exceeded his authority by awarding raises the city cannot pay without state assistance. 

A three-judge panel vacated the August 2011 arbitration award issued to the International Association of Firefighters Local 788, which was affirmed by the state’s Public Employment Relations Commission the following October. The court found that the arbitrator’s decision did not give due weight to Camden’s...
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