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By Dan Rudy 

Court orders arbitration stay in public workers dispute


A judge ruled last week that the city will not have to enter arbitration with its public workers union during an ongoing labor grievance, pending further decision.

After hearing oral arguments on Sept. 21, Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens approved the City and Borough of Wrangell's request for a stay of interest arbitration between it and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547 on Sept. 28. The union had filed a motion to compel arbitration the preceding week, as part of an ongoing dispute over a new collective bargaining agreement.

According to the court record,...

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