NP Attorney Peter Perroni got a great arbitration decision recently for NEPBA’s local in Caribou, Maine. The dispute concerned the group’s negotiated 42-hour work week, and the Town’s practice of only paying 40-hours of vacation time per week accrued. Essentially, the arbitrator agreed with the Union’s argument that the Town was short-changing NEPBA’s members by the way they were calculating the vacation accruals. The arbitrator also ruled that this practice was a “continuing violation,” meaning that each week the town short changed an officer, it committed a new contract violation. According, all members were ordered to be made whole back to the date of the grievance.