Case number: CI-15-09669
Presiding judge: Wright
Names of all parties: American Federation of State Court & Municipal Employees AFL-CIO Local 1896 (AFSCME), The City of Lancaster
Attorney(s): Jill E. Nagy, Richard L. Hackman
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees AFL-CIO, Local 1896 (AFSCME) v. The City of Lancaster — No. CI-15-09669 — Wright, J. – April 13, 2016 — Civil — Collective Bargaining Dispute — Appeal from Grievance Arbitration Award governed by PERA — Standard of Review — Essence Test — Manifestly Unreasonable Test — Managerial Prerogative — Minimum Qualifications — Seniority — Denial of Position. Union’s appeal not cognizable within standard of Essence Test because it argues that Arbitrator erred as matter of law and misinterpreted Management Rights Provision of CBA. Even if cognizable, Arbitrator’s award affirming City’s denial of position of evidence specialist and Arbitrator’s interpretation that CBA gives City final say in determining minimum qualifications confirmable because Arbitrator’s award rationally derived from CBA in accordance with requirements of Essence Test. Award also confirmable because it does not otherwise violate public policy.