Agenda Item 11
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Bill 20-11, Personnel- Collective Bargaining - Public
Accountability - Impasse Arbitration
Bill 20-11, Personnel - Collective Bargaining
Arbitration, sponsored by the Council President on recommendation of the Organizational
Reform Commission, was introduced on June 14, 2011. A Government Operations and Fiscal
Policy Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for July 18 at 9:30 a.m.
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
FY13 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
1. Change the criteria for the arbitrator to use to resolve a collective bargaining