BY EDYTHE JENSEN
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
Chandler asks feds to settle raise impasse with unions: "Chandler is calling in a federal mediator to settle impasses with its three labor unions over a planned freeze on merit pay raises.
City Council's unanimous vote to bring in the mediator came at a special meeting Tuesday after more than two hours of discussions before an overflow crowd of about 250 employees - mostly firefighters and police officers.
The council gave the mediation until June 25 - five days before the contracts expire - when members could meet again to break the impasse if a settlement isn't reached."