LD 677 LR 641(04)
An Act To Improve Public Sector Labor Relations by Amending the Laws Governing Arbitration under Certain Public Employees Labor Relations Laws
Fiscal Note for House Amendment " " to Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Sylvester of Portland
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Eliminates potential current biennium revenue decrease - higher educational institutions
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Removing the ability for public employees to strike if their employer fails to enter into an agreement to carry out the binding determinations made by arbitrators regarding salaries, pensions and insurance will eliminate the potential loss of federal financial aid as well as tuition and other revenue to the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System and the Maine Maritime Academy if these institutions are forced to suspend operations due to a strike and return federal funds to the federal student aid program and refund tuition and room and board fees to students.