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Delaware Department of Justice
Attorney General
Kathy Jennings

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14-IB06 11/03/14 Attorney General Opinion re: the Delaware National Guard's Fire Fighters

The Office of Management and Budget sought advice on whether Delaware National Guard (DNG) Fire Fighters are covered only by federal rather than state collective bargaining law and if covered by state law, whether their rights were limited by 20 Del. C. § 185, which requires DNG employees to be governed by the rules and regulations, including pay scale, applicable to the federal military technician program. Held: DNG Fire Fighters who have been certified as a collective bargaining unit by the State of Delaware Public Employment Relations Board may legitimately avail themselves of the State of Delaware’s collective bargaining laws to determine their collective bargaining rights, but those rights are controlled and limited by 20 Del. C. § 185.

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