On 2/15/15, Espo wrote:
> Why do arbitrators always favor the uft over the DOE?
> Seriously? -Espo
An arbitrator does not decide based on favoritism -- in
theory, that is. An arbitrator is supposed to be neutral.
It's possible, though, that some arbitrators have a
predisposition to be biased in favor of one of the sides.
Does your question relate to an arbitrator for grievances or
an arbitrator for Education Law §3020-a tenure trials?
Any sophisticated arbitrator (and they are all attorneys)
ought to realize that the DOE invariably supports a
higher-level employee over a lower-level employee, and that,
at times, supervisors go out of their way to intimidate
supervisees. Principals and assistant principals are
supported over teachers. Principals are supported over
assistant principals. Superintendents and deputy
superintendents are supported over principals, etc.
That's the way labor relations works in a bureaucracy!
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