Police and city head to mediation over contract
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The City Council labor negotiations committee and the Havre police union Tuesday night agreed to enlist the services of a state mediator to hopefully put an end to the police contract negotiations going on since April.
If the mediator is unsuccessful, the union the Montana Public Employees Association can either bring in an arbitrator or go on strike.
"It's an effort to get both parties closer to an agreement," union negotiation Dick Letang said today of mediation. "He meets with both sides together and individually."
A mediator from the state Department of Labor and Industry was called in...