Appeals from the Orders of the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board in the cases of Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of the Attorney General, Case No. PERA-C-83-425-E; Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, Case No. PERA-C-83-426-E; Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, Case No. PERA-C-83-427-E; and Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Attorney General, Case No. PERA-C-83-428-E.
Susan R. Friedman, with her, Gary D. Melchionni, Tryon, Friedman & Espenshade, for petitioners.
Kathryn Speaker MacNett, with her, James L. Crawford, for respondent.
Debra K. Wallet, Deputy Attorney General, with her, Allen C. Warshaw, Chief, Litigation Section, and LeRoy S. Zimmerman, Attorney General, for intervenor, Office of Attorney General.
Alaine S. Williams, Kirschner, Walters, Willig, Weinberg & Dempsey, for intervenor, Council 13, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO.
Judges MacPhail, Colins and Blatt, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Colins.
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Petitioners, employees of the Attorney General's office, (employer) appeal a final order of the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (Board) dismissing
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their Exceptions to a decision of the Secretary, refusing to issue a complaint on charges of unfair labor practices.
Petitioners are Drug or Criminal Investigators who filed grievances alleging that they should be placed in higher job classifications pursuant to Article 28 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Commonwealth and their union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (union). Article 28 provides:
Section 1. The position classification plan, as established and maintained by the Employer, consists of a schedule of classification titles with classification specifications for each classification which define and describe representative duties and responsibilities and set forth the minimum requirements and qualifications essential to the work of the classification. If employes consider their permanent position to be improperly classified, the employes may process an appeal for a reallocation of their position through ...