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ARGUMENT IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR FALL 2012
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City of Boston v. Boston Police Superior Officers Federation
In this matter of first impression, whether a provision in a collective bargaining agreement, added by means of an arbitration award issued in 1989, that prohibited the transfer of officers who are union representatives was beyond the scope of arbitration as St 1987, c. 589 provides that "the scope of arbitration in police matters ..shall not include the following matters of inherent managerial policy: the right to appoint, promote, assign and transfer employees."
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|Susan Mellen, Clerk|