Decisions and Orders Digest for 2013
GENERAL TEAMSTERS LOCAL 959, INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS vs. ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT, Case No. 11-1609-ULP. Decision and Order No. 298 (May 6, 2013). The unfair labor practice by the Teamsters Local 959 is denied and dismissed. The parties’ collective bargaining agreement contains a broad management rights clause that gives the Anchorage School District the authority to decide all equipment and machinery to use in its operations, regardless of the effect on employment. By agreeing to this article in the collective bargaining agreement with the Anchorage School District, the Teamsters Local 959 waived its right to bargain over global positioning system devices, which are either equipment, machinery, or both. The Teamsters also waived the right to bargain any effects of the devices.
MARINE ENGINEERS' BENEFICIAL ASSOCIATION, AFL-CIO vs. STATE OF ALASKA, Case No. 11-1613-ULP. Decision and Order No. 299 (August 5, 2013). The unfair labor practice charge by the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association is denied and dismissed based on the majority Board panel’s decision that unaccompanied vehicle travel aboard Alaska Marine Highway System vessels by bargaining unit members represented by the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association is not a mandatory subject of bargaining. Board Panel Member Repasky dissents.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MASTERS, MATES AND PILOTS, AFL-CIO vs STATE OF ALASKA, Case No. 11-1610-ULP. Decision and Order No. 300 (August 6, 2013). The unfair labor practice charge by the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots is denied and dismissed based on the majority Board panel’s decision that, based on the facts in this case, the unaccompanied vehicle travel aboard Alaska Marine Highway System vessels by bargaining members represented by the Masters, Mates and Pilots is not a mandatory subject of bargaining. Board Panel Member Repasky dissents.
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