Nos. 85460, 85542 and 85266.

933 P.2d 261 (1996)

FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, LODGE NO. 165, Appellant, v. CITY OF CHOCTAW, Oklahoma, Appellee. INTERNATIONAL UNION OF POLICE ASSOCIATIONS, LOCAL 24, Appellant, v. CITY OF LAWTON, Oklahoma, A Municipal Corporation, Appellee. Richard FERLING, President of Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 136 of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 136 of Edmond, Oklahoma, an Oklahoma nonprofit corporation, Petitioners, v. CITY OF EDMOND, Oklahoma, a municipal corporation, Respondent.

Supreme Court of Oklahoma.

As Corrected July 11, 1996.

Rehearing Denied January 22, 1997.

As Corrected January 27, 1997.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James R. Moore, William F. Comstock, Horning, Johnson, Grove, Moore, Hulett & Thompson, Oklahoma City, for Appellant Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 165.

Ted Pool, Sherry Blankenship, Pool, Blankenship, Vincent & Love, Oklahoma City, for Appellee City of Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Diane Pedicord, Sue Ann Nicely, Oklahoma City, for Amicus Curiae Oklahoma Municipal League, Inc.

John H. Vincent, Senior Asst. City Attorney, Lawton, for City of Lawton, Oklahoma.

Nancy Nichols, City Clerk, Stephen T. Murdock, Municipal Attorney, Edmond, for City of Edmond, Oklahoma.

SUMMERS, Justice:

This Court is once again faced with the question of whether a recently enacted section of the Fire and Police Arbitration Act is constitutional. At issue is 11 O.S.Supp.1994, § 51-108, which in effect mandates binding interest arbitration. Because three cases pending in this Court involve the constitutionality and application of this section, we have made them companion cases. We now uphold the constitutionality...

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