The state Public Employee Relations Board hearing over union complaints of unfair labor practices in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is expected to finish on Friday, June 24, said fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman.
He said they expect a ruling by the end of this year."At this point, that is all that we are prepared to say since the hearing is not over," the chief said.
John Wurdinger, vice president of the Menlo Park Firefighters Association, said the union had amended its complaint as a result of a contract imposed on the firefighters in April. Negotiations first broke down in 2009. He said both sides will have four to six weeks to file closing briefs after transcripts become available, and then the judge will render a decision.