BEFORE THE ARBITRATOR
In the Matter of the Arbitration of a Dispute Between
IOWA COUNTY COURTHOUSE & SOCIAL
EMPLOYEES UNION, LOCAL 413, AFSCME, AFL-CIO
Mr. David White, Staff Representative, Wisconsin Council 40,
AFSCME, AFL-CIO, appearing on behalf of the Union.
Brennan, Steil, Basting & MacDougall, S.C., by Attorney Howard
Goldberg, appearing on behalf of the County.
Iowa County Courthouse & Social Services Employees Union, Local 413,
hereinafter referred to as the Union, and Iowa County, hereinafter referred to as the County,
are parties to a
collective bargaining agreement which provides for the final and binding arbitration of
thereunder. The Union made a request, with the concurrence of the County, that the
Relations Commission designate a member of its staff to act as an arbitrator to hear and
decide a grievance
over the meaning and application of the terms of the agreement. The undersigned was so
was held in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, on June 17, 1999, during the course of which the
parties requested a "bench
decision" and made oral arguments in support of their respective positions.
Based on the record, the arguments of the parties and the rationale the undersigned
orally made to the
parties at the hearing, the undersigned confirms his
The County did not violate the collective bargaining agreement in the calculation of
vacation accrual following a medical leave of absence, and therefore, the grievance is denied.
Dated at Madison, Wisconsin, this 29th day of June, 1999.
Lionel L. Crowley, Arbitrator