Unions, City Council agree on 11th hour compromise - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Unions, City Council agree on 11th hour compromise

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

City Council and Memphis unions made an 11th hour compromise on a heated controversy.

Both groups were struggling to come together over the impasse ordinance, a Memphis law that went into effect in 1978. Under the law, when the city and the unions come to an impasse in negotiations, both sides send proposals to a committee. That committee chooses one of the proposals and then sends it to City Council for a vote.

WMC Action News 5's Kendall Downing said Mayor Jim Strickland worked with both sides of this debate to find a compromise. Tonight on WMC Action News 5 at 6, Downing explains what both sides agreed to and how that will impact their interactions in the future.

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