St. Joe Seeks Legal Help

The City of St. Joe is looking for legal advice for labor and employment law – dealing with collective bargaining.

According to the RFP document, St. Joe is concerned about changes in labor law stemming from a Supreme Court ruling (Independence NEA V Independence).  The funny thing is that the case is about ten years old.  The court held that all employees – public as well as private – have the right to collective bargaining.  Yet there are some differences: no right to strike for public employees; the governmental employer has to bargain but it does not have to agree; if no agreement, the employer can impose its terms. Though if there is an agreement, the government must abide by it.