Tag: arbitration

VIDEO: O’Scanlon’s plea to save the arb cap falls on deaf ears

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), who’s about to become state Senator O’Scanlon (he was elected to replace the retiring Joe Kyrillos), took to the Assembly floor on Monday night as the final legislative session before Trenton’s biannual turnover to deliver a final Read More

Local governments could “weaken” if this property tax law dies, ratings agency says

Counties and municipalities will feel a budget crunch if the state Legislature doesn’t renew a 2 percent cap on the salaries police and firefighters can win through arbitration, a Wall Street Rating agency warned Wednesday. Echoing local government officials who’ve Read More

Will Arbitration Cap for Cops, Firefighters Be Extended in Lame Duck?

For the past six years, salary raises for local police officers and firefighters have, in some instances, been kept to 2 percent, for the most part, due to a state law that is set to expire December 31. With New Read More

O’SCANLON: Failing to extend the N.J. arbitration cap will cost police, firefighter jobs

If we’re going to be honest, as effective policy makers it’s incumbent upon us to do the hard work, master the facts and policy nuances before us, and present cogent proposals to the public and the legislature. This list of Read More

O’Scanlon challenges Jersey City Mayor Fulop to pressure Speaker Prieto to extend Arbitration Cap

Jersey City Police Officers were awarded a 2% pay increase by a state appointed arbitrator this week. – Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, not the Democrat nominee for Governor, declared that the best interests of his city’s residents and taxpayers prevailed, Read More

O’Scanlon pushes back at union boss’s “blather” in wake of arbitration cap report

One week after union bosses threatened to SUE to keep New Jersey’s property taxes heading ever-higher, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon is pushing back in defense of the arbitration cap impact task force’s released report. “Everything legislators need to know before deciding Read More

Ok, Phil: You were waiting for the arbitration impact report. It’s here. Take a stand!

Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) has said JACK about one of this year’s most consequential policy debates in Trenton: the impending December 31st “sunset” of the 2% cap on police and firefighter interest arbitration awards. I know… it doesn’t sound sexy. Read More