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PYONGTAEK, South Korea — Selecting an arbitrator for the dispute in which some Defense Department civilians in South Korea contend they are owed back wages for keeping a curfew has been postponed for several weeks, the employees’ union representative said Monday.

The aim is to give both sides time to mull their choice of an arbitrator and prepare arguments, said Jeffrey L. Meadows, president of Local 1363 of the National Federation of Federal Employees.

Both sides in the dispute will wait until June 28 to set a new date to discuss their choice of arbitrator, Meadows said. The agreement was reached Monday morning during a meeting between Meadows and a representative of the 8th U.S. Army’s civilian personnel directorate at the Dragon Hill Lodge, United States Forces Korea confirmed.

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