<h1 class="entry-title">Category: Legal Updates</h1>
30 Apr

ARBITRATOR RULES TOWN MUST MAKE GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO FILL OFFICER VACANCIES IN BELLOWS FALLS, VERMONT.

From the desk of Executive Secretary Bill Ryan This was a contractual issue regarding staffing levels and whether the CBA at issue required the Employer to maintain two officer coverage on all shifts. Typically, minimum manning provisions in contracts are not enforceable past one year, however, this was not a minimum manning issue as much […]

11 Apr

NEPBA Gets a Big Win at the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board

NEPBA filed a decertification petition last July in an attempt to organize the State of Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs. The Sheriffs are currently represented by AFSCME Council 94. NEPBA filed the decertification petition and received signed cards from well over the required necessary to call for an election. The Sheriffs contract expired on June […]

ARBITRATOR RULES WORCESTER COUNTY SHIERIFF DISCRIMINATED AGAINST NEPBA LOCAL 550 E-BOARD MEMBER BASED ON HIS UNION POSITION

  An independent arbitrator has ruled that the Worcester County Sheriff did discriminate against a NEPBA Local 550 official by not promoting him to Sergeant based solely on his union activity. The arbitrator has instructed the Worcester County Sheriff to promote the officer retroactively to January 4, 2015, with all benefits, rights and privileges. Moreover, […]