2012 Decisions

  • Town of North Attleborough and North Attleborough Fire Fighters Union, Local 1992, IAFF pdf format of 			Town of North Attleborough and Fire Fighters Union
    MUP-10-5754 H.O. DECISION Town of North Attleborough and North Attleborough Fire Fighters Union, Local 1992, IAFF, 38 MLC 170 (January 23, 2012). The issue was whether the Town violated Section 10(a)(3), and derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of the Law by retaliating against four bargaining unit members for engaging in concerted, protected activity, specifically for raising concerns over safety issues, leadership, and staffing within the Fire Department. 
  • Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and AFSCME, Council 93, AFL-CIO pdf format of 			Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and AFSCME
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    SUP-09-5493 and SUP-09-5496 H.O. DECISION Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and AFSCME, Council 93, AFL-CIO, 38 MLC 178 (February 14, 2012). The issue was whether the Employer violated Section 10(a)(5), and derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of the Law when it unilaterally changed the number of overtime hours it paid to correctional employees who worked two successive shifts. Appeal to CERB: Pending.
  • City of Worcester and National Association of Government Employees, AFL-CIO pdf format of 			City of Worcester and Nat Assoc of Govt Employees
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    MUP-07-5034 H.O. DECISION City of Worcester and National Association of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, (March 2, 2012). The Hearing Officer held that the City violated Sections 10(a)(5), and derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of the Law by failing to bargain in good faith when it refused to grant the Union President paid time off to attend National Executive Board meetings, requiring that he use vacation and personal time to do so.  Appeal to CERB: Pending. 
  • City of New Bedford and AFSCME, Council 93 pdf format of 			City of New Bedford and AFSCME, Council 93
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    MUP-09-5582 H.O. DECISION City of New Bedford and AFSCME, Council 93, (March 21, 2012). The issue was whether the City violated Section 10(a)(5), and derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of the Law by laying off an employee without giving the Union prior notice or bargaining over its decision and/or subsequently transferring the employee’s duties to non-unit members. Appeal to CERB: Pending. 
  • Town of Lakeville and Lakeville Permanent Firefighters Association, IAFF, Local 3188 pdf format of 			Town of Lakeville and Permanent Firefighters Assoc
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    MUP-09-5590 H.O. DECISION Town of Lakeville and Lakeville Permanent Firefighters Association, IAFF, Local 3188, (March 22, 2012). The Hearing Officer found that the Town violated Section 10(a)(5), and derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of the Law by unilaterally changing and increasing employees’ job duties and workload by assigning certain “function areas” to lieutenants.  Appeal to CERB: Pending. 
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts/Commissioner of Administration and NAGE pdf format of 			Commonwealth of MA/Commissioner of Admin and NAGE
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    SUP-05-5191 H.O. DECISION Commonwealth of Massachusetts/Commissioner of Administration and NAGE,  (March 23, 2012).The issue in this compliance proceeding concerned the nature and scope of the Commonwealth’s obligation to comply with an award of back pay and front pay ordered by the CERB in Case No. SUP-05-5191, reported as 36 MLC 65 (2009).