In another victory for the Local I-60, the Honorable Judge Wake, a Federal Judge for the Arizona Federal District Court, confirmed the Union’s arbitration award which was issued in April of 2014.In November of 2014 the Union was forced to file a lawsuit in Federal Court to seek enforcement of binding arbitration decision surrounding our retirement funding. After a couple legal briefs and conferences with the Judge, the Union was able to obtain an order which confirms the arbitrator’s award as an order of the court, and enforceable by the court. Going forward, continued refusal to comply with the order may result in Rural Metro being held in contempt of federal court.

While this is not the end of our battle, it is a major step forward towards holding Rural Metro’s management accountable for their actions.