BEFORE THE ARBITRATOR
In the Matter of the Arbitration of a Dispute
LITTLE CHUTE VILLAGE EMPLOYEES
LOCAL 130-C, AFSCME, AFL-CIO
VILLAGE OF LITTLE CHUTE
Mr. Robert Baxter, Staff Representative,
Wisconsin Council 40, AFSCME, AFL-CIO,
on behalf of the Union.
Davis & Kuelthau, S.C., by Mr. James R. Macy,
on behalf of
The above-captioned parties, herein "Union" and "City", are
signatories to a
bargaining agreement providing for final and binding arbitration.
Pursuant thereto, hearing
in Little Chute, Wisconsin, on March 7, 2000. Pursuant to the
request of the parties, I
issued a bench
decision which this Award augments.
Based upon the entire record and arguments of the parties, I
1. Grievants Todd Bruyette and Pat
receive backpay and benefits for the three-quarter day they were
suspended on September 1,
2. In so ruling, I do not
address - and hence do not decide - whether the City has
3. If any other employes in the future
time, they shall receive a one-day suspension
without pay and benefits. The record of any such suspension
shall be in effect for however
long said employes remain employed notwithstanding Article 6,
Section 6.02(3), of the
contract which states that suspensions ordinarily are expunged
after one calendar year.
Moreover, the City is entitled to rely on any such suspension as
part of the normal
4. The parties are entitled
bargain over whether the terms of this Award shall be changed.
Absent any mutual agreement to change it, the Award shall remain
in effect and it shall
supersede any contract terms.
5. I shall retain my
indefinitely to resolve any questions that may arise over
application of this Award.
Dated at Madison, Wisconsin this 22nd day of March, 2000.