The 30-day period for the Agency to allege provisions in the new bargaining agreement contrary to law has now passed. The new black-covered bargaining agreement replaces the (burgundy-colored version that first went into effect in 2009.
An arbitrator ruled on the question of whether Management enjoys unlimited freedom to edit forms referenced in the contract that impact employees. Aribitrator McConnell ruled that the Agency’s edits to the Garrity and Kalkines forms were improper, requiring notification to the union. The Agency was ruled responsible for all arbitration fees.