No. 53953.

632 P.2d 408 (1981)

The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS, LOCAL 2479, Appellant, v. Gene THORPE, City Manager of Ponca City, Oklahoma and City Commissioners of the City of Ponca City, Oklahoma and the City of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Appellees.

Supreme Court of Oklahoma.

July 28, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Catherine Gatchell Naifeh, Moore, Foster, Woods & Gatchell, Oklahoma City, for appellant.

C. Marland Johnson, Ponca City, for appellees.

DOOLIN, Justice.

We are called upon today to resolve the issue of whether collective bargaining negotiations between a City Manager and the Firefighters Local fall within the Oklahoma Open Meeting Law.1 We hold that these negotiations do not fall within the Open Meeting Law.

The firefighters' bargaining agent (Bargaining Agent) insisted that the negotiations be open to the public, while...

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