• ARB-14-3845  pdf format of ARB-14-3845
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    Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District and Spencer-East Brookfield Teachers Association ARB-14-3845 Arbitration Award (September 4, 2015). The issue in this case is: Did the employer violate the Collective Bargaining Agreement by denying paid sick leave to [the grievant] while she was on leave for purposes of adopting a child for the period February 24, 2014 through April 17, 2014? 

    The School Committee’s decision to deny sick leave to the grievant did not violate the contract’s sick leave provisions.

  • MUP-14-3750  pdf format of MUP-14-3750
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    Town of Arlington and Arlington Police Patrolman’s Association MUP-14-3750 CERB Decision (September 30, 2015). The Hearing Officer concluded that the Town of Arlington had violated Section 10(a)(5) and, derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of M.G.L. c. 150E (the Law) when it refused to bargain with the Arlington Police Patrolmen’s Association (APPA or Union) over its proposed use of an assessment center as a criteria for promotion from the bargaining unit position of patrol officer to the non-bargaining unit position of sergeant.  The Town filed a timely appeal from the decision and the Union filed a response.  Upon consideration of the Hearing Officer’s decision and the parties’ supplementary statements, the CERB affirmed the Hearing Officer’s decision in its entirety.