RR&M Wins Dismissal of Unfair Labor Practices Complaint Against County


Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney partner Ann Goering, representing Le Sueur County, successfully moved for the dismissal of a Complaint alleging that the County had engaged in an Unfair Labor Practice under the Minnesota Public Employment Labor Relations Act.  The Court agreed with Ms. Goering’s “compelling” argument and determined that declining to reopen contract negotiations to address a health insurance premium increase was not an Unfair Labor Practice.  The Court’s decision followed Arbitrator Jeff Jacobs’ decision that the issue was not subject to arbitration under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The Court’s decision is here.