Fair play in Fairbanks: bargaining in good faith

The Alaska Supreme Court recently issued a rare decision addressing labor and employment issues. In Public Safety Employees Association, AFSCME Local 803 v. City of Fairbanks, the court analyzed an unfair labor practice (ULP) claim filed against the city after it approved a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) but changed its mind two months later. The court reaffirmed the presumption of regularity that benefits public employers even when they use unusual procedures, and it concluded the city did not commit a ULP. Read More...