In Saturday’s Nfld News article titled City will not fight ruling on back pay, reporter Suzi Rook wrote:
Roder declined to discuss the tenor of the negotiations or reasons why a new agreement is more than two and a half years in the making. Already this year, the city has paid its labor negotiator, Labor Relations Associates, $15,000. Much, but not all of that, is related to work on the general unit contract and arbitration. The city also paid the law firm of Kennedy and Graven for an opinion on the arbitrator’s ruling. The Northfield News was unable to obtain that figure. Almost $1,900 was paid earlier this year for Daly, the arbitrator.
Other Nfld News articles:
- March 7, 2008: Workers asked to give their pay back
- Feb 6, 2008: Doing the dirty work without a contract
Anyone have details/opinions about this that would help educate this woefully uninformed citizen?