BASAS has once again received a favorable ruling from the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations in a decision dated December 13th that the School Department violated state law by attempting to eject BASAS members from testifying at an arbitration regarding excessive number of work hours that the BPS demanded of members assigned to certain schools, without compensation. The ruling helps safeguard member rights to give evidence in labor arbitration proceedings, a protected right under state law. The school department has been ordered to cease and desist from interfering with those rights. The school committee was also ordered to sign and post a? Notice To Employees? in all work locations promising not to act illegally in the future. The notice will also have to be emailed to all employees via the BPS internet.
We are very proud to have once again led the fight to protect the rights of our members and we thank those members who courageously testified at the Labor Board.