Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Arbitrator: Brown's Healthcare Reductions Violate AFSCME Contract
About a year ago, a grievance was filed on behalf of AFSCME Local 1435 over these healthcare reductions, which impact about 650 Gracedale employees. This went to arbitration in July. Although I have not seen the ruling, I have been informed by several sources that the County must honor the current contract and repay or make whole all AFSCME Gracedale workers.
In the meantime, Gracedale workers are still being forced to pay out the ass for healthcare. If Brown decides to abide by this ruling, some officials predict it could cost the County as much as $2.5 million.
Brown could appeal this decision, too. "At the moment the Administration is reviewing its options and has no further comment," said Director of Administration Luis Campos, in a statement released late today.
Updated 5:07 pm