Nolan | Perroni wins Corrections Arbitration over Settlement Agreement – Instructive Decision for Labor Representatives

NP Attorney Gary Nolan recently won an important arbitration case on behalf of NEPBA Local 550, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Correctional Officers Association. The employer has on multiple occasions attempted to prevent the member from having his termination case heard on the merits. This NEPBA win allows the member’s case to finally go forward.

The decision is interesting, particularly for those labor leaders who negotiate settlement agreements with employers, as the arbitrator sets forth important drafting concerns and legal ...

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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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