• ARB-12-2133 Arbitration Award  pdf format of ARB-12-2133 Arbitration Award

    ARB-12-2133 Arbitration Award AFC Cable Systems, Inc./Teamsters Local 59  (January 6, 2014)

    AFC Cable Systems, Inc. had just cause to terminate Freddy Polanco’s employment, therefore it did not violate the collective bargaining agreement.  The grievance is denied. 

  • ARB-12-2133 Arbitration Award  pdf format of ARB-12-2133 Arbitration Award

    ARB-13-2695 Arbitration Award City of Taunton and Mass Laborer’s District Council Arbitration Award (January 27, 2014).  The issue was whether Nina Knox is entitled to past vacation pay under the Collective Bargaining Agreement and if so, how much?

  • MUP-06-4762 & MUP-07-5010 HO Decision Summary  pdf format of MUP-06-4762 & MUP-07-5010 HO Decision Summary
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    MUP-06-4762 & MUP-07-5010 H.O. Decision Southbridge Education Association and Southbridge School Committee (January 31, 2014).

    The issues was whether the Southbridge School Committee (School Committee) eliminated Ann Vasey's (Vasey) position as Early Childhood Coordinator (ECC) in retaliation for engaging in concerted protected activity, and whether the School Committee constructively discharged Vasey in retaliation for engaging in protected activity and filing a Charge of Prohibited Practice (Charge) with the Department of Labor Relations (DLR)[1] in violation of Sections 10(a)(1) , 10(a)(3) and 10(a)(4) of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 150E (the Law).



    [1] Pursuant to Chapter 145 of the Acts of 2007, the Division on Labor Relations “shall have all of the legal powers, authorities, responsibilities, duties, rights, and obligations previously conferred on the Labor Relations Commission. The Commonwealth Employment Relations Board (Board) is the body within the Division of Labor Relations charged with deciding adjudicatory matters. References to the Board include the former Labor Relations Commission. The Division is now known as the Department of Labor Relations.

     

  • MUP-06-4762 & MUP-07-5010 HO Decision Summary  pdf format of MUP-06-4762 & MUP-07-5010 HO Decision Summary
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    MUP-11-1061 Decision on Appeal of H.O. Decision Town of Plymouth/AFSCME Council 93 AFL-CIO (January 30, 2014)

    This is an appeal by the Respondent, Town of Plymouth (Respondent or Town), from the decision that a Department of Labor Relations (DLR) Hearing Officer issued on August 22, 2013.  The Hearing Officer found that Respondent had failed to bargain in good faith when it implemented a Cell Phone Policy without bargaining with the Charging Party, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 93 (Union), to resolution or impasse over the decision and impacts of that decision, in violation of Section 10(a)(5) and, derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 150E (the Law).

  • SUP-08-5396 HO Decision  pdf format of SUP-08-5396 HO Decision

     

    SUP-08-5396  H.O. Decision  Board of Higher Education and Massachusetts State College Association/MTA/NEA  (January 16, 2014)

     

    The issue in this case is whether the Board of Higher Education (Board or Employer) violated Section 10(a)(5) and, derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 150E (the Law) when it failed to bargain in good faith by repudiating both Article XX, §C(10) of the collective bargaining agreement (Agreement) and the February 23, 2006 grievance decision involving the Massachusetts State College Association/MTA/NEA (Association) and the Board.

  • SUP-10-5612-5593 HO Decision  pdf format of SUP-10-5612-5593 HO Decision

    SUP-10-5612-SUP-10-5593 H.O. Decision Commonwealth of Massachusetts/Commission of Administration and Finance/Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union (MCOFU) (January 31, 2014)

    The issue in this case is whether the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Commonwealth), acting through the Commissioner of Administration and Finance, Jay Gonzalez (Gonzales), violated Section 10(a)(5) and, derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 150E (the Law) by breaching the statutory duty to support collectively bargaining agreements with the Coalition of Public Safety (COPS) and the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union (MCOFU) in violation of its duty to bargain in good faith.

  • SUP-11-5662 HO Decision  pdf format of SUP-11-5662 HO Decision

    SUP-11-5662 H.O. Decision University of Massachusetts Medical School and National Association of Government Employees (January 14, 2014)

     

    The issue in this case is whether the University of Massachusetts Medical School (Employer or UMass) violated Sections 10(a)(5) and derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 150E (the Law) by laying off employees without bargaining with the National Association of Government Employees (Union or NAGE)  to impasse over the impacts of the decision to achieve a reduction in force by layoffs on employees’ terms and condition of employment.