Arbitration a toss-up in Yonkers' contract spat with firefighters
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Yonkers firefighters will be rolling the dice when they appear before an arbitrator on Tuesday to defend minimum-staffing levels for the Yonkers fire department, labor experts say.
Lee Adler, a professor and expert in labor law at Cornell University, said unions are usually reluctant to go to arbitration, because arbitrators tend to give greater emphasis to the financial condition of the town...