TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-9.1
Firefighters' Arbitration

SECTION 28-9.1-10


§ 28-9.1-10 Factors to be considered by arbitration board.

The arbitrators shall conduct the hearings and render their decision upon the basis of a prompt, peaceful, and just settlement of wage or hour disputes between the fire fighters and the city or town by which they are employed. The factors, among others, to be given weight by the arbitrators in arriving at a decision shall include:

(1) Comparison of wage rates or hourly conditions of employment of the fire 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 or hourly conditions of employment of the fire 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 or hourly conditions of employment of the fire department in question with wage rates or hourly conditions of employment of fire departments in cities or towns of comparable size.

(4) Interest and welfare of the public.

(5) Comparison of peculiarities of employment in regard to other trades or professions, specifically:

(i) Hazards of employment.

(ii) Physical qualifications.

(iii) Educational qualifications.

(iv) Mental qualifications.

(v) Job training and skills.

(6) Comparison of community's ability to pay.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1961, ch. 149, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 182, § 10.)