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Court of Appeals — Vacating an Arbitration Award: City of Oswego v. Oswego City Firefighters Association, Local 2707

New York State Court of Appeals

Vacating an Arbitration Award

Conflict of Law

City of Oswego v. Oswego City Firefighters Association, Local 2707
No. 49
Memorandum

Background: The collective bargaining agreement between the parties expired. The arbitration award between the parties regarding the expired CBA required the plaintiff to provide a benefit that was no longer authorized by law.

Ruling: The Court of Appeals reversed, granting the petition to vacate the arbitration award. The court found that the Retirement and Social Security Law Article 22, Section 8 did not permit the firefighters in to retain their non-contributory retirement benefit plan. As the award created an explicit conflict with other laws, the award must be vacated.

Earl T. Redding for the appellant; Mimi C. Satter for the respondent