Jersey City Can't Go Around Labor Commission In Union Fight

Law360, New York (July 25, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT) -- New Jersey’s appellate court Thursday denied Jersey City, N.J., a declaratory judgment against a collective of workers’ unions for stonewalling a health benefit change after the panel ruled the state’s Public Employees Relations Commission has primary jurisdiction over such matters.

A two-judge panel on the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division backed a ruling from Superior Court Judge Lawrence Maron, the trial judge who denied Jersey City’s motion for declaratory judgment against eight unions, most representing police officers and firefighters, that filed grievances with the...
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