Monday, March 02, 2015
Donchez to Appeal Hoffman Arbitration
Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez is on a fool's errand. He announced that he's appealing the arbitration ruling in that matter. But this won't be decided by the anti-union Express Times editorial board. It will instead be decided by judges bound to follow the law. Unless there is evidence of fraud or some other gross irregularity, this decision will stand. Here's his statement.
I reviewed the decision in the Hoffman arbitration matter. I have discussed the matter with the City Solicitor and with City Council members. Because of my disagreement with the findings and result, and due to the importance of this matter to public safety and related concerns, I have directed the City Solicitor to file papers appealing the decision to the court. We will seek reversal of the arbitrator's decision to reinstate Mr. Hoffman's employment.