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Tacoma News Tribune: Tacoma admits fault in negotiations with labor union

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Tacoma City Council issued a mea culpa Tuesday night in the city’s dealings with one of its labor unions.

The state Public Employment Relations Commission recently ruled that the city engaged in “unfair labor practices” in negotiations with a union that represents more than two dozen employees of Click, the city-owned cable network. The city was required to admit fault, which it did publicly at the Tuesday City Council meeting.

The bargaining unit, part of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 483, filed the labor complaint last year alleging that the city had changed its stance on pay in the midst of ongoing negotiations.

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