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Small Business Supports Repeal of PA 312

December 10, 2009

SBAM supports total repeal of Public Act 312, the law that requires binding arbitration to resolve disputes between public safety unions and local municipalities.

“PA 312 raises the price of government by mandating unaffordable labor costs for police and fire,” says SBAM’s President and CEO Rob Fowler. “High labor costs mean municipalities can find it more difficult to provide an entrepreneurial environment that’s friendly to small business formation and growth.”

Fowler says that while SBAM understands the interest of some groups in seeking reforms of PA 312, the organization believes total repeal is a better option.

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