NJ Court Backs School District In Janitor Contract Row

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 7:41 PM EDT) -- A janitors union was properly denied arbitration over a New Jersey school district's move to not renew members' contracts because their collective bargaining agreement doesn't explicitly provide them with such tenure rights, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.

The Freehold Regional High School Custodial and Maintenance Association filed a grievance and sought arbitration after the school board in 2010 notified several nontenured, contract union members that their contracts wouldn't be renewed at the end of the school year. The board said those employees had the worst...
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