BEFORE THE ARBITRATOR
In the Matter of the Arbitration of a Dispute Between
AFSCME, LOCAL 560-B
EAU CLAIRE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Mr. Steve Day, Staff Representative, AFSCME Council 40,
appearing on behalf of the Union.
Mr. Steve Weld, Attorney, appearing on behalf of the District.
AFSCME Local 560-B (hereinafter referred to as the Union) and Eau Claire School
(hereinafter referred to as the District), are parties to a collective bargaining agreement
provides for the arbitration of unresolved grievances. The parties agreed to have the
Employment Relations Commission assign a member of its staff to arbitrate the health
premium grievance. Raleigh Jones was so designated. A hearing was held on November
at the District's office in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In discussion between the parties prior to
commencement of the hearing, an agreement was reached resolving the grievance. The
requested that the arbitrator set forth their agreement in a Consent Award. The terms of the
proposed Consent Award were reviewed in the presence of the parties' representatives and
arbitrator, and all agreed that the following terms are agreeable to them and fully resolve the
Now, having considered the terms of the proposed Consent Award, and finding them
consistent with the collective bargaining agreement, the undersigned makes the following
The District shall pay the contractual amount of up to $6864 for health insurance
for those members of the bargaining unit who have limited family or family coverage for the
July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002.
The Laundry classification shall be removed from the bargaining unit effective
Section 1.01 shall be amended accordingly and all references to the Laundry classification
removed from the collective bargaining agreement upon the next printing of the contract.
The parties agree, however, that the incumbent laundry worker at North High
Josephine Walta, shall remain in this bargaining unit and her job duties and responsibilities
remain as in the past until she ceases employment. Her wages and benefits also shall remain
established in the current collective bargaining agreement unless modified by future
the event Ms. Walta is absent, the District shall make the decision on whether to replace her
it does, the replacement shall come from Local 560, not this bargaining unit. When Ms.
employment with the District, the District shall make the decision on whether to replace her
it does, the replacement shall come from Local 560.
The parties have agreed that this Consent Award does not reflect a concession
merits of the other party's position but rather a mutual desire to avoid further delay, cost and
Dated at Madison, Wisconsin this 3rd day of December, 2001.