2% Interest Arbitration
For up to the minute news and alerts on the 2% cap on Interest Arbitration awards, click here to visit the League's web page dedicated to 2% cap news.Link to page
Arbitration Advisory Service
As you begin preparations for contract negotiations with your respective unions, you may want to consider the League's Arbitration Service, which includes several publications available for purchase as well as league guidance.Link to page
Background on the 2010 Reforms
Learn about the reforms created in 2010.Link to page
2017 Report of the Governor's Appointees to the Police & Fire Public Interest Arbitration Impact Task Force
On September 28, the 2017 the Governor's appointees to the Police and Fire Public Interest Arbitration Impact Task Force released a report, following the Task Force's September 25 meeting, where the eight-member committee was deadlocked on adopting the report and delivering it to the Governor and Legislature. Read the full report or view the League's analysis.
- P.L. 2010, c. 105 (PDF): The revised procedure for police and fire contract disputes; imposes a "cap" on certain arbitration awards.
- Visit a link to the Public Employment Relations Commission's (PERC) forms page, including:
Sample Resolutions Urging the Extension of the 2% Cap
The League is urging municipalities to pass a resolution urging the State Legislature and Governor to extend the 2% cap on Police and Fire Arbitration Contract Awards for an additional five years, at which time the Legislature will have hard data to examine and then make a final decision as to whether this law should be made permanent.
If the cap on interest arbitration expires, while the 2% property tax levy cap remains in effect, municipalities will be forced to reduce or eliminate municipal services in order to fund interest arbitration awards.
A resolution that may be used to urge that State Legislature to extend the 2% cap on Police and Fire Arbitration Awards.
Selected Police and Fire Contract Provisions and Salary Scales: A series of books related to contract data. The data was collected by surveying municipalities throughout the State, and responses are available in PDF and Excel files. (These booklets do not include the salaries of Superior Officers. For Superior Officers' salaries, please reference our New Jersey Municipal Salary Report (PDF) published bi-annually.)