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Labor : Collective Bargaining Agreement – Reduction In Force

Where unions challenged a declaratory judgment in favor of a city finding that the parties’ collective bargaining agreement allowed the city to issue a reduction in force that may have the effect of reducing the number of personnel on duty below 11, the city had the power to issue a reduction in force, and the finding was not against the weight of the evidence and the court did not err in applying ordinary rules of contract interpretation.

Judgment is affirmed.

Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri v. City of University City (MLW No. 70262/Case No. ED104585 – 7 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Sullivan, J.) Appealed from circuit court, St. Louis County, DePriest Jr., J. (Richard A. Barry III and Megan I. Hoffman for appellant) (Cindy Reeds Ormsby, Angela Bullock Gabel and Kathryn B. Forster for respondents).

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