This year, our DOC bargaining committee made history. For the first time, we were able to negotiate interest arbitration rights into our DOC contract.
This is a major victory for the men and women who work in corrections.
Having interest arbitration means that if we are unable to reach agreement with the State during contract negotiations, we can move mandatory subjects of bargaining to a third-party arbitrator who will make an unbiased ruling based on objective information.
It means that we have greater leverage at the bargaining table and a chance to make meaningful improvements to our DOC contract.
We owe our gratitude to the incredible work of our Union's DOC bargaining committee for making this a priority.
You can view a short video about our Union's long path to achieving interest arbitration below: