Emergency Invoked to Cut Labor Cost (The Wall Street Journal)
"There is no [legal] precedent for using fiscal crisis in Nevada as a basis to suspend collective bargaining," said Ruben Garcia, a professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He added that the argument has been tried—unsuccessfully—in states such as California, which also has a similar "emergency" law. "The city's emergency declaration seems to me to be the city's last resort to avoid having to bargain with the unions."
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