Milwaukee Police Supervisors’ Organization

 
 



Contract Arbitration


The arbitration hearing between the MPSO and City of Milwaukee has concluded.  Once we receive the transcript, both parties will have 45 days to submit their briefs, then another 15 days to submit a reply brief.  The arbitrator then takes whatever time he needs to write his decision.


The Board appreciates our members stopping by and observing the hearing.


A full briefing as to how the hearing went will be given at the next open meeting, February 16th, 2015 at 9am & 7pm.




Accrued Time Off Donor Program


One of our own, Lt. Chris Blaszek, has recently been placed in the Accrued Time Off Donor Program.  As you know, Chris has been in a desperate battle against cancer, and he and his family need our support.  If you haven’t already done so, please fill out the Donor Leave Intent Form pdf and donate some time to keep Chris on the payroll.  Simply fill out the form and interoffice it to any MPSO Board member:

Kerhin - District Six

Patti - District Two

Wroblewski - District Four

Charles - District Seven

Seitz - District Four

Duran - Inspections

Once we receive the form, it is held by us until the time is needed and then submitted on his behalf.  If the time is not needed, we dispose of the form and your time balance will not be charged.




MPSO Wins Seniority Grievance Arbitration

 

UPDATE:  The MPSO settled it’s prohibited practice complaint against the City.  The City and MPSO have entered into an MOU setting timeframes for the City to respond to our requests for records when investigating contract violations, and the City has now provided the records we requested in July.  More grievances may be forthcoming pending our review of those documents.


On Friday, June 5th, 2014, the MPSO and the City received a grievance arbitration award relating to Article 44 Duty Assignment (day shift by seniority) of our labor contract.   This decision came following numerous complaints by members that other members were assigned day shift duty hours without the requisite seniority. 


In response to our members concerns, MPSO staff and leadership attempted dialogue with the department’s Executive Staff to ascertain the validity of these allegations, and to ensure compliance with the labor agreement if in fact the allegations were true.  Receiving no cooperation, the MPSO filed for documents in order to investigate.  As the decision recognizes, the MPSO’s investigation was repeatedly frustrated by MPD, which was unwilling, and at times unable, to provide us information in a timely manner.   Though it may seem incredible, MPD has no reliable or uniform manner to determine which hours of the day it’s members are actually working.  While the investigation was ongoing, MPD actually reduced it’s documentation, eliminating PD-2s for a number of work locations, including those in which we suspect violations of the seniority article.


With a lack of response from the department, we ultimately engaged the City Attorney’s office to get the department to provide the required information.  That information, once received, showed “dozens and dozens” of violations, in the words of the arbitrator.  Further discussions with the department’s Executive Staff again yielded no solution or end to the violations.   At that point, the resources each member provides, financial and staff time, had to be expended to ensure the terms of our labor agreement were adhered to.


Ultimately, a complaint had to be filed with the WERC.  Mediation was first attempted, but again compliance was not achieved.  A hearing was held before the arbitrator in January of this year at which time evidence and testimony were presented by both sides.  This decision is the result.


Click here to download the full decision.   It’s only 17 pages, and should be read by every member.


Finally, all members are reminded that just as the members involved in this decision are not “at fault” but were assigned those hours by the department, and that there is a “work now, grieve later” principle that we all must adhere to.   If you or another member are assigned to work day shift duty hours (regular shift start time before 11:00am, extension is OK) and you are not yet day eligible, like any order that is not illegal, obey it and notify your MPSO representative immediately.  Also, do NOT assign your subordinates (supervisors or otherwise) to duty hours that do not comply with the terms of the labor agreement your employer entered into with them.


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                                                                                                                          -Benjamin Franklin

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Board of Directors

Nick Kerhin - President
Carmelo Patti - Vice President
Mark Wroblewski - Treasurer
Scott Charles - Secretary 
Joe Seitz - Director
Gregg Duran - Director

Tom Klusman - Labor Relations Manager
 
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