MUP-13-2833, MUP-13-3114 H.O. Decision  pdf format of MUP-13-2833, MUP-13-3114 H.O. Decision
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PLYMOUTH POLICE BROTHERHOOD and TOWN OF PLYMOUTH, MUP-13-2833 & MUP-13-3114 Hearing Officer Decision (February 5, 2015).The issue is whether the Town of Plymouth (Town) violated Section 10(a)(5) and, derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 150E (the Law) by 1) failing to respond to the Plymouth Police Brotherhood’s (Union or Brotherhood) information request; 2) failing to impact bargain over its reorganization of the Harbor Master and Environmental Management Departments; and 3) by transferring bargaining unit work to non-unit personnel.

TOWN OF DOUGLAS and DOUGLAS SCHOOL COMMITTEE and DOUGLAS SCHOOL COMMITTEE, MUP-13-2835 & MUP-13-2836 Hearing Officer Decision (February 25, 2015).The issue is whether the Town of Douglas (Town) and the Douglas School Committee (Committee) (collectively Employers) failed to bargain in good faith with the Douglas Teachers Association (Association) when they adopted and implemented a Wavier of Health Insurance Opt-Out program (Opt-Out program) without giving the Association prior notice and an opportunity to bargain to resolution or impasse over the decision and its impacts in violation of Section 10(a)(5) and, derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 150E (the Law). 

SUP-08-5396 CERB Decision on Appeal  pdf format of SUP-08-5396 CERB Decision on Appeal
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BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND MASSACHUSTTS STATE COLLEGE ASSOCIATION/MTA/NEA SUP-08-5396 CERB Decision on Appeal of Hearing Officer’s Decision (February 6, 2015) The CERB affirmed a Hearing Officer decision holding that the Board of Higher Education (Board or Employer) repudiated a provision of its collective bargaining agreement (with the Massachusetts State College Association/MTA/NEA (MTA or Association) and the Board, when it employed more part-time faculty members during the 2007-2008 academic year than the Agreement permitted. 

MUP-13-3021 H.O. Decision  pdf format of MUP-13-3021 H.O. Decision
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INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF POLICE OFFICERS, LOCAL 385 and TOWN OF ASHBY MUP-13-3021 Hearing Officer Decision (February 19, 2015).  The issue is whether the Town of Ashby (Town or Employer) failed to bargain in good faith with the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 385 (Union or Local 385) by transferring bargaining unit work to non-unit personnel without first giving the Union prior notice and an opportunity to bargain to resolution or impasse over the decision and its impacts in violation of Section 10(a)(5) and, derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 150E (the Law). 

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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST and  UNITED AUTO WORKERS, LOCAL 2322 CERB Decision and Direction of Election SCR-14-3687 (February 20, 2015)  The issue in this case is whether the position of Peer Mentor should be included through an add-on election to an existing bargaining unit of Resident Assistants (RA) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (University).  That unit is currently represented by the United Auto Workers, Local 2322 (Union). The Commonwealth Employment Relations Board (CERB) holds that the Peer Mentors currently have collective bargaining rights as public employees, and that the requirements for an add-on election have been met. 

MUP-13-2835 & MUP-13-2836 H.O. Decision  pdf format of MUP-13-2835 & MUP-13-2836 H.O. Decision
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TOWN OF DOUGLAS and DOUGLAS SCHOOL COMMITTEE and DOUGLAS SCHOOL COMMITTEE, MUP-13-2835 & MUP-13-2836 Hearing Officer Decision (February 25, 2015).The issue is whether the Town of Douglas (Town) and the Douglas School Committee (Committee) (collectively Employers) failed to bargain in good faith with the Douglas Teachers Association (Association) when they adopted and implemented a Wavier of Health Insurance Opt-Out program (Opt-Out program) without giving the Association prior notice and an opportunity to bargain to resolution or impasse over the decision and its impacts in violation of Section 10(a)(5) and, derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 150E (the Law).