Case #1070.0

Mayor Evan Sweeney: Grievances in the Public Works Department

Publication Date: January 01, 1991
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This case is one of a series of hypothetical cases about fictional "Mayor Evan Sweeney," written for executive training programs for new mayors, that frame the quintessential problems faced by municipal chief executives. This case concerns labor relations and negotiations with a public employees union. Others in the series address the degree to which political influence should be extended to influence the tactics and mission of a city agency staffed by people who view themselves as professionals, and the trade-offs and strategic options that arise when a chief executive must cut back a budget. These cases explore the mandates and limits of political power through tightly focused decision-forcing narratives.

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Case Author:
Arnold M. Howitt and Jonathon Brock
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United States