BEFORE THE ARBITRATOR
In the Matter of the Arbitration of a Dispute Between
CITY OF EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN
AFSCME LOCAL 284, AFL-CIO
(Grievance No. 1998-15)
Mr. Steve Day, Staff Representative, Wisconsin Council 40,
AFSCME, AFL-CIO, 318 Hampton Court, Altoona, Wisconsin 54720, appeared on behalf
of the Union.
Mr. Jeff Hansen, Assistant City Attorney, City of Eau Claire,
203 South Farwell Street, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701, appeared on behalf of the City.
On August 17, 2000, the City of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and AFSCME Local 284
the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission to appoint William C. Houlihan, a
member of its
staff, to hear and decide a grievance pending between the parties. A hearing was conducted
November 15, 2000 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. At the conclusion of the evidentiary hearing,
decision was issued.
The parties stipulated to the following issues:
(1) Did a City Supervisor perform bargaining unit work on
July 4, 1998?
(2) If so, did the City violate the
collective bargaining agreement?
(3) If so, what is the appropriate
The grievance was denied. It was my conclusion that the Union failed to satisfy its
of proof that a supervisor performed bargaining unit work on the day in question.
Dated at Madison, Wisconsin this 29th day of November, 2000.