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Updated On: Jun 01, 2012

In a tremendous victory for Teamsters at DOC, Arbitrator Anthony Vivenzio issued a decision that directs the DOC to make whole all members impacted under Furlough I (ESSB 6503) "for any economic losses, including lost wages and interest thereupon at the rate of 12% per annum."

Under Arbitrator Vivenzio's award, all impacted members will be made whole for eight days plus interest for which they were furloughed under ESSB 6503.

This represents a complete victory for Local 117 members who were unfairly furloughed under ESSB 6503!

Thank you to Local 117's Legal Department and in particular General Counsel Spencer Thal for his tremendous work in the case.  Thanks also to outside counsel Rob Lavitt of Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt for his work on the case.

Arbitrator Vivenzio’s decision demonstrates the strength of your contract with respect to your seniority rights as union members.  Other unions, including WFSE and SEIU fought the furlough, but only Local 117 was able to achieve an arbitrator's make-whole ruling in its members' favor.

You can view Arbitrator Vivenzio's decision here. As soon as we have information about when the award will be dispersed we will let you know.

May 28, 2013

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