Labor Contract Negotiation

In today’s environment of difficult labor contracts, the Meyner Center can be a valuable asset to a municipality with either the negotiation of a new labor contract or the negotiation of an expiring contract.   We can assist the municipality in a number of ways:

  • meeting with the elected board and manager to identify strategies and issues of importance to the municipality
  • the fact-to-face negotiation of the contract either alone or with a committee of the municipality
  • background collection of data and information, such as salary and benefit surveys
  • identification of key issues of importance to the municipality
  • direction and guidance on the best practices of labor contract negotiation

Our experience in municipal government, knowledge of labor contract issues, and understanding of the culture of labor contract negotiation enable the Meyner Center to be a valuable member of the municipality’s labor contract negotiation team.

Meyner Center assistance with labor contract negotiations include:

Slate Belt Regional Police (2014): During June-December, the Center helped the Slate Belt Regional Police Commission to negotiate its collective bargaining agreement.

Associate Director David Woglom provides these services. During his 27 years as a municipal manager, he negotiated many labor contract renewals with the respective police departments in three different municipalities. In 2006, he assisted in the Borough of Quakertown’s first non-uniform labor contract with the Union of Operating Engineers.