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.