Agenda Item 6
July 26, 2011
July 22, 2011
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Action: Bill 20-11, Personnel
Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee recommendation (3-0): disapprove
Bill 20-11, Personnel - Collective Bargaining - Public Accountability
Arbitration, sponsored by the Council President on recommendation of the Organizational
Reform Commission, was introduced on June 14, 2011. A public hearing was held on July 12
and a Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee worksession was held on July 18.
Bill 20-11 would establish an interest arbitration panel to resolve an impasse, require an
impasse arbitration hearing to be open to the public, and modify the criteria for the impasse panel
to apply. The Council delayed introducing this Bill until after finalizing the FY12 Budget
because these process changes, if enacted, could not take effect until collective bargaining for
FY 13 begins in the fall.
In its report to the Council dated January 31, 2011, the Organizational Reform
Commission (ORC), in
recommended amending the County
collective bargaining laws to establish an interest arbitration panel to resolve an impasse, require
an impasse arbitration hearing to be open to the public, and modify the criteria for the impasse
panel to apply.
The full text of the recommendation is below.
Public Accountability in Interest Arbitration