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PBA Seeks Arbitration, City Accuses Union Of Refusing to Negotiate

Posted 4/2/18

A week after the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association followed Mayor de Blasio to his Park Slope gym to accuse him of being “no friend of labor” while announcing it was filing for binding arbitration in its stalled contract talks, the city’s chief negotiator returned serve by filing a charge that the union had violated the Taylor Law “by failing to negotiate in good faith.”

Labor Commissioner Robert W. Linn said April 2 that he was asking the state Public Employment Relations Board to reject the PBA’s bid for arbitration and instead order both sides “back to the place where this contract should be settled—at the bargaining table.”

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