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City of Vacaville - Stationary Engineers Local 39 Factfinding Report published

I was recently selected by the City of Vacaville, California, and Stationary Engineers Local 39 to chair the factfinding panel on their contract negotiations impasse. The dispute was essentially over wages. In this instance, I found myself in the position of being unwilling to recommend either party's proposal, based on my reading of the statutory factors that the panel must consider. We ended up reaching a panel majority by crafting a quite general recommendation. My own personal specific recommendation as the panel neutral is in a footnote. The report has now been published and is available here. - Paul

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