BEFORE THE ARBITRATOR
In the Matter of the Arbitration of a Dispute Between
FEDERATION OF NURSES AND
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, LOCAL 5001,
ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL
Sheneidman, Myers, Dowling, Blumenfield, Ehlke, Hawks & Domer, Attorneys at Law, by
Mr. Jeffrey P. Sweetland, on behalf of the Union.
Michael, Best & Friedrich, LLP, by Mr. Jonathan O. Levine, on
behalf of the Hospital.
The above-captioned parties, herein "Union" and "Hospital", are signatories to a
bargaining agreement providing for final and binding arbitration. Pursuant thereto, hearing
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 1, 1998. The parties thereafter informed me via a
1999, letter from Attorney Jeffrey P. Sweetland that the parties have agreed to the entry of
following resolution of the 4-Center grievances:
In attempting to provide adequate staff, the Hospital is free to consider a variety of
determine, under the particular circumstances, which, if any, and in what order staffing
be pursued. Staffing options the Hospital is free to consider include,
but are not limited to: (1) seeking volunteers from
among the regular staff on the unit; (2) calling
float pool and other staff who the Hospital has determined are qualified to work on the unit;
agency employees; and (4) using mandatory overtime. The Charge Nurse will inform the
or manager of perceived staffing needs for the following shift and will cooperate with the
or manager in meeting those needs. However, it is not the responsibility of the Charge
determine whether those needs shall be met through the use of mandatory overtime or to
overtime. This resolution shall serve as a precedent for the parties, but it shall have no
effect on and
shall not be admissible in the pending Strelow arbitration.
Dated at Madison, Wisconsin this 4th day of May, 1999.
Amedeo Greco, Arbitrator