Attached is a new decision from Vermont on behalf of Chester VT Police Union. The NEPBA filed a petition for representation a few months back. The Town objected to the proposed makeup of the bargaining unit, specifically, the Town argued that the Sergeant was a supervisory employee under the law and thus otherwise not permitted to be in the proposed unit. NEPBA obviously argued that the Sergeant was not a supervisory employee and thus eligible to be in the proposed unit.
The Parties held a hearing on December 9, 2021 in front of the Board concerning whether or not the Sergeant was in fact a supervisory employee under the law. The Board issued a decision last week (Attached) ruling in favor of NEPBA, holding that the sergeant was not a supervisory employee under the law and that he was thus eligible to be included in the proposed unit.