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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Determining if a demand for arbitration of alleged violations of provisions set out in a collective bargaining agreement is viable


The City of Watertown [City] filed a petition pursuant to CPLR Article 75 seeking a court order permanently staying the arbitration of a grievance filed by the Watertown Professional Firefighters' Association Local 191 [Local 191] concerning:

1. Failure to maintain minimum staffing levels.

2. Agreement to arbitrate.

3. Staffing levels.

4. Grievance procedural matters.

5. Out of title work.

 



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