Update on fire labor dispute

The city’s labor dispute with the fire union is moving on multiple tracks this week:

• Arbitration hearings start today in the Stewart-Eberhardt Building before arbitrator Alexander Cohn. It could take weeks to complete hearings, and a decision is not expected for more than a month.

• In the meantime, a federal judge on Friday is set to consider the city’s motion to dismiss the fire union’s lawsuit in Sacramento. The city has accused the fire union of “forum shopping” because it also has a pending lawsuit in San Joaquin County Superior Court.

At any rate, if you’re interested in reading the legal back-and-forth: Here is fire’s original complaint; here is the city’s motion to dismiss; here’s the union’s response and here’s another city argument.

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