NPH Attorneys Peter Perroni and Meghan Cooper recently won an important arbitration case affecting several Windham, NH Police Officers. This was the second significant win for the NEPBA Local 213 this Spring. The case involved the crucial issue of salary steps paid to officers after a Contract had expired. The Town for several years, despite express promises to do so, refused to pay newly hired officers on the Police Union’s Wage Scale following their one-year probationary period. The Arbitrator rejected arguments by the Town and concluded that the officers were entitled to be paid all of the salary steps argued by the Union. As a result, all officers affected were ordered to be made whole, with interest. The award resulted in significant back wage payments to several officers.
To read the Arbitrator’s decision in full, click below: