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UPW’s Unit 10 draft arbitration award issued

January 10, 2013

HGEA has learned that the neutral arbitrator has issued a draft decision for the Unit 10 arbitration hearing. The award is for a 3.2% salary increase, effective the first pay period after the arbitration award is officially issued. The arbitration decision is final and binding. United Public Workers Unit 10 bargaining unit members include adult correction officers, emergency medical technicians and licensed professional nurses.

The Unit 9 arbitration hearing concluded Nov. 9, 2012, and the arbitration decision is expected late February or early March.

With the exception of Unit 9, all other HGEA units are in 2013-2015 contract negotiations with the employers. If there is no progress in contract talks, impasse will be automatically declared for Units 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 13 on Jan. 31, 2013. Impasse is the first step to final and binding arbitration.

We will continue to keep you updated via eBulletin and the HGEA website on any progress or new developments.

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