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§ 51-109. Factors to be considered

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 11. Cities and Towns

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 11. Cities and Towns (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Municipal Code (Refs & Annos)
Collective Bargaining
Article LI. Fire and Police Arbitration
11 Okl.St.Ann. § 51-109
§ 51-109. Factors to be considered
The arbitrators shall conduct the hearings and render their decision upon the basis of a prompt, peaceful and just settlement of all submitted disputes between the fire fighters or police officers and the corporate authorities. The factors, among others, to be given weight by the arbitrators in arriving at a decision shall include:
1. Comparison of wage rates, insurance, retirement, other fringe benefits or hourly conditions of employment of the fire department or police department in question with prevailing wage rates or hourly conditions of employment of skilled employees of the building trades and industry in the local operating area involved;
2. Comparison of wage rates, insurance, retirement, other fringe benefits or hourly conditions of employment of the fire department or police department in question with wage rates or hourly conditions of employment maintained for the same or similar work of employees exhibiting like or similar skills under the same or similar working conditions in the local operating area involved;
3. Comparison of wage rates, insurance, retirement, other fringe benefits or hourly conditions of employment of the fire department or police department in question with wage rates or hourly conditions of employment of fire departments or police departments in cities, towns or other political subdivisions of comparable size and economic status both within and without the State of Oklahoma;
4. Interest and welfare of the public and revenues available to the municipality; or
5. Comparison of peculiarities of employment in regard to other trades or professions, including specifically:
a. hazards of employment,
b. physical qualifications,
c. educational qualifications,
d. mental qualifications, and
e. job training and skills.

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Laws 1977, c. 256, § 51-109, eff. July 1, 1978.
11 Okl. St. Ann. § 51-109, OK ST T. 11 § 51-109
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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