The City of Derby will no longer negotiate contracts with unions.
The city council made the decision Tuesday night in a five to two vote. From now on, the city will use employee advisory boards to help determine pay and benefits. The boards will have no vote on the final contracts.
The city manager says allowing public employees to unionize is no longer in the city's best interest.
One of the reasons for dropping union negotiations is because the police union's current contract runs out at the end of the year and negotiations were still ongoing.