NEPBA WINS ARBITRATION CASE: City settles case with Northampton police lieutenant

By DUSTY CHRISTENSEN
Staff Writer

Published: 3/25/2019 4:17:47 PM

NORTHAMPTON — The city has vacated a three-day suspension previously given to one of the police department’s lieutenants and withdrawn the findings of an internal investigation that accused him of violating department policy.

The settlement between the city and Police Lt. Alan Borowski comes after an arbitrator found in December that police officials mishandled a separate internal investigation of Borowski. The earlier decision overturned a two-day suspension, resulting in Borowski receiving back wages and ...

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Police Union Takes on Town

By Alana Melanson, amelanson@lowellsun.com

Updated:   03/26/2019 06:36:03 AM EDT

CHELMSFORD — Upset at the how the town handled the police sergeants’ contract — and the subsequent rejection of the arbitration award by Town Meeting — the union has filed a prohibited practice complaint with the state Department of Labor Relations.

According to the complaint, filed Friday, the union alleges the town “in bad faith and in violation of its obligations” under state law “failed to follow its usual procedures when presenting the ...

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COURT SIDES WITH NEPBA ON PERSONNEL RECORDS RELEASE ISSUE

NEPBA Prevents Disclosure of Arbitration Award Under Right to Know Law

In a case litigated by NEPBA attorneys Nolan Perroni, PC, the NEPBA successfully prevented the public release of an arbitration award to a newspaper under the right-to-know statute. The NEPBA has maintained that it should be the Union’s right to decide whether arbitration awards are publicly available as they are personnel records.

The issue involved whether Seacoast Newspapers could – using the right-to-know law – obtain an ...

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