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In a Win for Union, State Supreme Court Agreed to Fast-Track City of Spokane Appeal

In a Win for Union, State Supreme Court Agreed to Fast-Track City of Spokane Appeal

by Council 2 Staff on September 6, 2022
In a win for Council 2 and Local 270 members at the City of Spokane, the Washington State Supreme Court has agreed to a direct review of the City’s appeal of a Superior Court ruling rejecting their “open bargaining” ordinance.
By agreeing to hear this case directly, the Union will be bypassing the traditional Appeals  Court, thereby expediting a final ruling. A decision is expected this fall.

Union attorneys anticipate this Supreme Court decision will reinforce the 2021 Spokane Superior Court ruling invalidating the City’s ordinance, ending this illegal measure adopted at both the City and County levels– and allowing for a  return to long-established bargaining practices.  
“The lower court judge was clear that the City’s position was illegal,” said Ed Stemler, Council 2 Legal Counsel. “We were disappointed the City of Spokane chose to further waste time and taxpayer dollars with their appeal, but this Supreme Court review should end debate on this  issue once and for all.”
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