YONKERS, NY — May 8, 2021 — Arbitrator Jay M. Siegel. Esq. presided over the issue of whether the City of Yonkers violated Article 31 (Maintenance of Benefits) defined in Appendix C of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by excluding night differential, check-in pay, and holiday pay for bargaining unit members who retired on or after December 9, 2015 who were granted performance of duty or accidental debility retirements or may be granted performance or accidental disability retirements on or after December 9, 2015.
The decision by Arbitrator Siegel resulted in the merits of the grievances against the City of Yonkers to be awarded to the Fire Department on Thursday, May 6th, 2021. The CoY has thereby been ordered to cease and desist from the action of not including night differential, check-in pay and holiday pay from General Municipal Law (GML207-a) for those Firefighters granted performance of duty or disability benefits that retired on or after December 9, 2015.
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