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Union Can Arbitrate Worker's Right to Reinstatement

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 173 | 0 | 11 min read

A divided Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that a labor union could pursue an arbitration claim against a municipal employer, seeking reinstatement for an injured worker in accordance with the terms of its collective bargaining agreement. Case: Town of Cumberland v. Cumberland Town Employees Union, No. 2017-186, 05/14/2018, published. Facts: Norman Tremblay worked for the Town of Cumberland for nearly 13 years. The town had a collective bargaining agreement with the Cumberland Town Employees Union, of which Tremblay was a member. In August 2014, Tremblay injured his ankle at work. His docto...

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