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Friday, September 16, 2011

School nurse negotiating unit established


School nurse negotiating unit established
Ichabod Crane Registered Nurses Asso. and Ichabod Crane Central School Dist., 33 PERB 3042

The Public Employment Relations Board approved the certified a unit consisting of the four registered nurses employed by the Ichabod Crane Central School District previously included in a non-instructional negotiating unit represented by CSEA. PERB concluded that the nurses were “not properly placed in units of nonprofessional or noninstructional employees.”

PERB based its ruling on the fact that, among other things, nurses are required to have a college education, meet certification and licensing requirements, participate in continuing professional education, interact with students, teachers and administrators on a daily basis and share a clear “occupational identity and professional interests.”

This is a significant change from PERB's former position regarding the “fragmentation” of a negotiating unit.

PERB said that in the future it will consider “fragmentation” petitions on a case-by-case basis.

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