Medical examination procedures established by the employer negotiable
Professional Firefighters, Local 32, v City of Utica, 32 PERB 3056
The City of Utica unilaterally directed its firefighters to take a physical examination administered by a City-designated physician. It advised firefighters that it would terminate anyone who failed the examination. Local 32 filed an unfair labor practice charge with PERB alleging that the City had refused to negotiate “specific subjects related to the City's directive.”
PERB directed the City to negotiate the local's demands concerning “the pre-testing, testing, post-testing and re-testing procedures” and related issues, including the firefighter's ability to select the examining physician.