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City asks union and management to resolve contract dispute

A regional transit authority and union workers in another state have been engaged in a contentious disagreement for some time. California workers and company owners alike may relate to the contract dispute. When issues remain unresolved for extended periods of time, results can be disastrous, for those directly involved and even for entire communities.

In this particular contract dispute, city representatives have asked union workers and management to return to the negotiating table. A looming union workers' strike seemed to be the driving motivation behind the city commission's invitation to host negotiations in its offices. It was noted that a strike would be devastating to the community.

One state representative expressed disappointment that the two sides have not been able to set their differences aside in order to find an agreeable solution to their current contract problems. The ongoing battle has reportedly affected students' ability to get to school, employees trying to commute to work and other residents trying to travel throughout the community. Some say the lack of cooperation and compromise exhibited in the dispute shows selfishness on both sides and fails to consider the needs of community members at large.

There are often various issues at hand in terms of contract disagreements. Such disputes typically revolve around requests for pay increases or other proposed terms regarding benefits and such. In California, an agreeable solution to a contract dispute is likely easier to achieve when working alongside an experienced business and commercial law attorney to negotiate and/or litigate any particular issues that warrant such actions.



Source:, "RTA DRIVERS' STRIKE: Officials urge end to contract dispute", Jan. 9, 2017

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