Sixty Woburn police officers have filed a complaint with the Fair Labor Division of the Attorney General’s office alleging that the city violated their contracts and the Quinn Bill when Woburn failed to fund the entire cost of the education incentive.
The officers, 41 patrolmen and 19 superior officers, filed their complaints individually with the union’s backing. The Woburn patrol officers’ union, Local 56 of the New England Police Benevolent Association (NEPBA), filed a complaint with the state’s Division of Labor Relations alleging the same charges.
According to an article that appeared on Boston.com, “[t]he attorney general’s office gave the Woburn officers permission to pursue their complaints privately with their own attorneys, according to Harry Pierre, a spokesman for the AG’s office. He said that was “standard practice for these types of cases.’’
“In an Aug. 23 letter, the agency said it was giving the city and the union 30 days to show why it should not refer the case to arbitration.”
Woburn joins Boston, Scituate, Mashpee, and Wrentham in the fight to regain the educational incentives bargained for by the unions.
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