On May 15, 2013, Hearing Examiner Bernard L. Pylitt from the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board (“IEERB”) issued a Decision in which he found that Carmel Clay Schools did not commit an unfair labor practice when school board members, the superintendent and several principals communicated with teachers over collective bargaining issues. The Hearing Examiner held in part that there was not sufficient evidence of intent by Carmel Clay Schools to undermine or denigrate the Carmel Clay Education Association (“CCEA”) or intent to bypass the CCEA. CCEA disagrees with the Hearing Examiner’s decision.
What’s next? The Hearing Examiner made a “Recommended Order” to IEERB. CCEA has until May 30, 2013, to challenge the Hearing Examiner’s Decision. CCEA’s attorney is already at work on the appeal. CCEA continues to believe that Carmel Clay Schools committed unfair labor practices and will continue to pursue this case through all legal channels. At the same time, CCEA will remain open to further negotiations with Carmel Clay Schools in an attempt to get a fair contract that rewards you for all your hard work.
You deserve the best!
CCEA Bargaining Team