California Professional Firefighters
"Once again, Vallejo city negotiators have refused to take 'yes' for an answer.
In a Friday bargaining session ordered by a federal bankruptcy judge, the city's negotiators rejected even the most fundamental concession -- a relaxation of minimum staffing requirements -- and rebuffed a number of other concessions proposed by Vallejo Firefighters Local 1186.
The city's hard-line stance comes days before a federal bankruptcy judge is expected to void the city's union contracts. Judge Michael McManus last week claimed for himself the unprecedented power to invalidate lawful collective bargaining agreements with Vallejo's unions. McManus deferred the power grab for a week and urged negotiators to come to agreement."