Friday, April 20, 2012

Labor Arbitration in the News

The Niles Journal Online reports that an arbitrator has ordered the reinstatement of a police officer who had been terminated for alleged off duty misconduct. Arbitrator Orders Suspended Niles Officer Reinstated

In what appears to be an interest arbitration, Arbitrator Walt De Treux has determined, according to the Washington Examiner, that Montgomery County Maryland police officers should not receive disability payments while in jail, but the benefits should resume upon their release. Jailed Montgomery County Cops Can Keep Disability Pay, arbitrator rules

New York Public Personnel Law reports on a decision of the New York Appellate Division affirming the lower court’s refusal to stay an arbitration brought by the PBA alleging a breach of the collective bargaining agreement. Determining if a grievance resulting from an alleged violation of a collective bargaining agreement is subject to arbitration. The court noted that whether there was in fact a breach was an issue for the arbitrator to decide, not one which should be adjudicated in the context of a request for a stay.

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