Nolan | Perroni wins Discipline Arbitration – Suspension of Northampton Police Lt. Overturned. Internal affairs investigation determined to lack professional competence.

An arbitrator recently overturned the suspension of Northampton Police Lt. Al Borowski, a member of NEPBA Local 187. In doing so, the arbitrator was highly critical of the internal affairs investigation that was conducted jointly by the Northampton Police Department and a private, 3rd party internal investigation company.
NP Attorney Gary Nolan represented the NEPBA and Lt. Borowski.

Lt. Borowski was originally disciplined for his conduct in removing medication from the Department’s medicine disposal box and depositing it into the ...

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Nolan | Perroni wins Arbitration – Union member fired for failing annual physical fitness test wins job back

Attorney Peter Perroni represented the NEPBA and Middlesex Sheriff’s Officers’ (Local 500) Association in this arbitration win. The union member was fired when he failed – by four seconds – to complete a physical fitness long-distance run. Peter and the union proved that even though the officer may have technically failed the exam, the Sheriff violated both the CBA and its own policies in the testing and termination process. This arbitration decision is an important example of ...

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Nolan | Perroni wins Sick Time Buyback Arbitration for NEPBA/Middlesex Sheriff's Union

Attorney Peter Perroni represented the Middlesex Sheriff’s Officers’ Union/NEPBA Local 500 in this arbitration victory for its corrections officers. Despite a long standing past practice of denying newer officers the right to participate in the sick time conversation benefit, Attorney Perroni and the NEPBA Local were able to prove that the Sheriff was for years acting without the approval or knowledge of the union. As as a result, the union was able to put an end to a ...

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