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Act 312 of 1969
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Act 312 of 1969

AN ACT to provide for compulsory arbitration of labor disputes in municipal police and fire departments; to define such public departments; to provide for the selection of members of arbitration panels; to prescribe the procedures and authority thereof; and to provide for the enforcement and review of awards thereof.

History: 1969, Act 312, Eff. Oct. 1, 1969
Constitutionality: This act is clearly constitutional. Local 1277, Metropolitan Council No 23, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO v City of Center Line, 414 Mich 642; 327 NW2d 822 (1982).
Popular Name: Act 312

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 423.231SectionCompulsory arbitration in police and fire departments; policy.
Section 423.232Section“Public police or fire department employee,”“emergency medical service personnel,” and “emergency telephone operator” defined; provisions inapplicable to certain persons.
Section 423.233SectionInitiation of binding arbitration proceedings; request.
Section 423.234SectionDelegates; selection; notice.
Section 423.235SectionSelection and designation of impartial arbitrator or chairman of arbitration panel; Michigan employment relations commission panel of arbitrators; appointment, terms, qualifications, and removal of members; qualifications and training for service as chair of arbitration panel.
Section 423.236SectionArbitrator; duties; hearing; intervenors; evidence; record; expenses; actions and rulings.
Section 423.237SectionOaths; subpoenas; failure to obey, contempt of court.
Section 423.237aSectionRemanding dispute for further collective bargaining.
Section 423.238SectionIdentification of economic issues in dispute; submission and adoption of settlement offers; findings, opinion, and order.
Section 423.239SectionFindings, opinions, and orders; factors considered; financial ability of governmental unit to pay.
Section 423.240SectionMajority decision of arbitration panel final and binding; enforcement; effect of new municipal fiscal year; awarding increased rates or benefits retroactively; amending or modifying award of arbitration.
Section 423.241SectionViolation of lawful enforcement order; penalty.
Section 423.242SectionJudicial review; scope; stay.
Section 423.243SectionExisting conditions; continuance, change.
Section 423.244SectionAct supplementary.
Section 423.245SectionRepealed. 1975, Act 3, Imd. Eff. Mar. 25, 1975.
Section 423.246SectionViolations of act; imprisonment prohibited.
Section 423.247SectionEffective date.
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