BEFORE THE ARBITRATOR
In the Matter of the Arbitration of a Dispute Between
FEDERATION OF NURSES AND HEALTH
PROFESSIONALS, LOCAL 5001, AFT,
ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL
Shneidman, Myers, Dowling, Blumenfield, Ehlke, Hawks & Domer, S.C., by
Mr. Jeffrey P.
Sweetland, on behalf of the Union.
Michael, Best & Friedrich, by Mr. Jonathan Levine, on
behalf of the Employer.
The above-captioned parties, herein "Union" and "Employer", are signatories to
collective bargaining agreements providing for final and binding arbitration. Pursuant
was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 12, 1998. Both parties there agreed to
several grievances in these matters and for me to issue a "bench" Award, which I did at the
It therefore is my
1. That the Union and Employer have good faith beliefs relating to the merits of
grievances filed by their Union relating to 6 Center. Those beliefs are honestly and strongly
maintained, as they involve the very core of the nurse/patient and hospital/patient
2. Based on the discussions I had with the parties on May 12, 1998, there was no
showing that the Employer has failed to provide the appropriate level of care and competency
patients. While the Union disputes this finding, I am satisfied that the parties at this point in
should look forward to resolving any current or future patient care issues in the appropriate
contractual forums, including unit staff meetings.
3. That this award is on a non-precedential basis. It cannot be used in any other
administrative, arbitration or court proceeding. This ban also covers any proceedings before
National Labor Relations Board.
Dated at Madison, Wisconsin this 18th day of June, 1998.
Amedeo Greco /s/
Amedeo Greco, Arbitrator