Letter to the Editor

City broke the law

CambriaMarch 11, 2014 

This letter is in reference to the article “SLO told to restore binding arbitration,” March 7.

The state of California Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (labor law) states that both sides must meet to resolve their differences prior to going to the public for a vote, in this case to dissolve binding arbitration. The City Council of San Luis Obispo refused to meet with the San Luis Obispo Police Officers Union prior to that vote. Thus, state law was broken by the city. The vote was based on an illegal action by the city, thus negating the vote.

If people don’t like any law, work to change it. Don’t break it. That makes us a nation of scofflaws rather than a nation based on and governed by law.

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