DLR Issues Complaint against Town of Chelmsford for bad faith conduct in JLMC proceeding – alleges unlawful cooperation with arbitration panel member

After an exhaustive investigation by the NEPBA and Chelmsford Police Superior Officer’s Union, the DLR found probable cause that the town violated a multitude of labor laws, including unlawful cooperation with a JLMC panel member during confidential arbitration deliberations. The DLR also charged the town with making misrepresentations to the elected Town Meeting reps. when presenting the JLMC award.

The union’s investigation consisted of in-depth public records requests that produced indisputable evidence supporting its complaints, including email correspondence between the ...

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Nolan Perroni fights for Female Firefighter – top ranked by independent Assessment Center, but skipped for promotion in favor of lower ranked male

Civil Service chiefs these days are pushing for independent assessment centers to replace the traditional civil service promotion test. They claim that the independent, in-depth panels produce the very best candidates for promotion. The City of Methuen employs about 100 sworn firefighters, only 3 of whom are women. No female firefighter is currently above the rank of private. No female has ever served as a Captain in the city’s history.

Tracy Blanchette is a 25 year veteran ...

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Worcester Media does story on police detail earnings – follow up to Union's press release

NP and the Worcester Patrolman’s Union recently issued a press release diving deeper into the nature of Police Detail earnings, highlighting the big finanancial and operational benefits to the City. It was nice to see the T&G, Worcester’s major newspaper, do a follow up story on our press release as part of its City Hall Notebook article.

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Source: Legal
Worcester Media does story on police detail earnings – follow up ...

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