Section 1 General Administration
Policy 1-2 MUNICIPAL LABOR RELATIONS
DISTRIBUTION: Mayor and City Council
SUBJECT: Municipal Labor Relations
PURPOSE: To establish a system of procedures for effective Staff/Council communication
municipal labor relations.
BACKGROUND: The City of Lawton Fire and Police Departments each have elected
bargaining representative. Title 11 O.S. SS 51-101, et seq, contemplates a negotiation process
which to resolve disputes and/or proposals concerning wages, hours, and terms and conditions of
employment between these respective bargaining units and the City of Lawton. This process can
be best undertaken by the City Administration. It, therefore, is imperative that effective
communication exist between the City Administration and City Council on labor issues. The
Council as a whole and individual Council members should direct all communication concerning
these matters to the City Manager. The Council as a whole or individual Council members
should not discuss any such matters with representatives or members of bargaining units. The
City Manager will keep the City Council informed concerning the status of all labor negotiations
and labor issues such as the Council should direct. This policy sets forth procedures to
implement the policy.
PROCEDURES: 1. The City Council as a body and the individual
members of the City
Council shall not enter into discussions with representatives or members of
unit in the City of Lawton concerning wages or terms and conditions of employment.
2. The Council will consider only those proposals for contract provisions between
the City of
Lawton and employee representative groups which are presented by the City Manager
City Council as a body.
3. All directives, suggestions, proposals, inquiries, and comments of the Council
Council member, relative to wages and conditions of employment of City employees, shall be
directed to the City Manager.
4. The City Manager, or his or her designee, shall make such report of the status
negotiations as the Council deems advisable.
REFERENCES: 11 O.S. SS 51-101, et seq
RESCISSION: This policy became effective May 9, 1995. This version updates
the format and
assigns a new number to Council Policy No. 43.
DEPARTMENT: City Manager.
JOHN T. MARLEY
November 17, 1995