California Supreme Court Rules Los Angeles Must Arbitrate Furloughs

City of Los Angeles employees, represented by their union, alleged that furloughs violated their employment agreements.  The lower court granted the union’s petition for an order compelling arbitration.  Then the city petitioned the Court of Appeal for a writ of mandate, asking it to overturn the state court’s decision.  The Court of Appeal granted the city’s petition, concluding that the city could not be compelled to arbitrate because that would include an unlawful delegation of city council policymaking powers to the arbitrator.  The California Supreme Court overturned that decision, and held that the city had a contractual duty to arbitrate the furloughs dispute.  City of LA v. Super. Ct. (SC  S192828 6/20/13)

2017-03-02T21:50:28+00:00 February 10th, 2014|Arbitration|