BEFORE THE ARBITRATOR
In the Matter of the Arbitration of a Dispute Between
ITHACA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
ITHACA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Mr. Marvin Shipley, Executive Director, South West Education
Association, 960 North Washington Street, P.O. Box 722, Platteville, Wisconsin
appearing on behalf of the Association.
Kramer, Brownlee & Infield, LLC, by Attorney Eileen A.
Brownlee, 1038 Lincoln Avenue, P.O. Box 87, Fennimore, Wisconsin
appearing on behalf of the District.
The above-captioned parties, herein "Association" and "District," are parties to a
bargaining agreement providing for final and binding arbitration. Pursuant thereto, the
appointed Arbitrator by the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission on February 18,
to the procedure contained in the grievance/ arbitration provisions of the parties' collective
agreement to hear and decide a dispute as specified below. Pursuant thereto, hearing was
held in Ithaca,
Wisconsin, on June 3, 1999. Pursuant to the parties' request, I there issued a bench
decision which this
Based upon my review of the evidence and the respective positions of the parties, I
following bench decision on June 3, 1999.
1. The answer to the issue stipulated to by the parties is NO, the District did not
violate Article 6
of the collective bargaining agreement when it denied Ms. Harris' request for placement on
lane of the salary schedule.
2. Based on same, the grievance is denied, and the matter is dismissed.
Dated at Madison, Wisconsin, this 14th day of June, 1999.
Dennis P. McGilligan, Arbitrator