Bargaining

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Commentary on Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter (Jan-Mar, 2017)

Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter (April - June 2016 Decisions) Management Commentary By Leo J. Peloquin, Esq. & Joshua R. Coleman, Esq. Collins Loughran & Peloquin, P.C. EMPLOYER BARGAINING OBLIGATIONS Implementation Of Narcan Policy Remains In Place, But Employer Must Bargain Impacts In Town of Natick and Natick Patrol Officers Association, (43 MLC 178), the Hearing Officer, [...]

Commentary on Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter (Apr-Jun, 2016)

Massachusetts Labor Relations Reporter (April - June 2016 Decisions) Management Commentary By Leo J. Peloquin, Esq. & Joshua R. Coleman, Esq. Collins Loughran & Peloquin, P.C. DISCIPLINE. Arbitrator Upholds Suspension Of Police Officer Who Used Police Database For Personal Reasons To Investigate Girlfriend’s Ex-Husband. In Town of Sutton and Sutton Police Sergeants and Patrolmen’s Association, [...]

New Rules At JLMC For Police And Fire Interest Arbitration

The JLMC has issued new rules designed to promote negotiations and, where necessary, expedite arbitrations.  There will be greater scrutiny of petitions filed after minimal bargaining.  The committee may even decline jurisdiction. The issues to be submitted are now due to the JLMC 5-days in advance of the 3A hearing, but the exchange of issues [...]

2018-08-05T16:33:46-04:00September 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Employment, MA Labor/DLR|Tags: , , , , |

Fuzzy Math Made Easy

A Firefighters union proposes a new benefit, night differential, at 2% the first year, then 3% the second year, and 4% the third year of a 3-year contract (the “differential” is to be paid for all hours, daytime too). When the case heads to arbitration, the Union submits a proposal for a 9% night differential [...]