A trial court properly made a determination of arbitrability for a union grievance asserting the city had failed to negotiate in good faith before implementing revisions to its use of force policy where the memorandum of understanding between a city and police union specified that arbitrability was to be determined by a court when a grievance is filed regarding actions the city has reasonably found to be necessary to ensure compliance with state law. The trial court properly concluded that the dispute was not arbitrable since the city's power to regulate the use of force by its police officers is a constitutional right which the city cannot suspend, bargain or contract away.
San Francisco Police Officers' Association v. San Francisco Police Commission - filed Sept. 26, 2018, First District, Div. Two
Cite as 2018 S.O.S. 4759
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