2010 and Older

While everyone recognizes the need to address rising health care costs, Employers still have to abide by the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Arbitrator Stanley Dobry ruled in favor of MAP and the Waterford Association of Police and ordered that MAP members be made whole in a Grievance Arbitration that was filed in November 2009. The ruling only recently came in.

By unilaterally introducing a self-funded prescription drug plan, the Employer gained an unfair pricing competition, and upset the careful balance struck at the bargaining table. If the Employer decides to carry all of the risk, then the Employer rolls the dice that there will not be any extraordinary claims that will result in payment of large costs. Or, if the Employer chooses, it can “hedge its bet” by purchasing stop loss insurance that will protect against large unexpected claims. Since the Employer became self-funded, the Employer adjusted its stop loss insurance twice, adversely affecting the premium sharing arrangement for MAP members. 

Apple products. Preferred pricing.

Take advantage of this great way to buy Apple products. For yourself, or as the perfect gift. All at discounts through the Apple Government Member Purchase Program. Move up to an iMac. Hit the road with a MacBook Pro.

Relax with a new iPod. Add fun accessories. And more.

Shop today at your Apple Store online.

The Apple Government Member Purchase Program includes:

•Save up to 17% off select Apple & third-party products Free standard shipping on orders of more than $50

  Free laser engraving on any iPod

•Exclusive promotions

•Online custom product configuration

•Payment can be made with any combination of credit card, Apple Gift Card, and Apple Instant Loan

Call or go online to save! www.apple.com/eppstore/slg : or call 800-MY-APPLE

Please identify yourself as an eligible participant purchasing from the Apple Government MPP when calling.


Through most of his working life, steelworker Ray West looked toward a secure retirement.

His company pension was expected to bring in around $30,000 a year, his union contract promised retiree health coverage and he had 401(k) savings of about $50,000.

Three years ago, it unraveled. His company filed for bankruptcy. The collapse reduced his expected pension to around $5,000 a year and canceled his retiree health insurance. And, in three years of unemployment since then, West of Hazel Park blew through the entire $50,000 in his 401(k) just getting by as he trained for a new career.

To view PDF of DPOA vs. City of Detroit click here.

Waterford Grievance Arbitration Decisions

The Arbitrator agreed with the Waterford Police Officers' Association and MAP by stating the past practice of paying FTOs a daily overtime rate of 1.5 hours per 10 hour shift of training new officers could not be unilaterally changed without the benefit of union input.

Appearances before the Arbitrator included Fred Timpner, Executive Director of MAP and Officers Himmelspach, Taylor, Foley and Biggs. After hearing testimony, Arbitrator Anne Patton agreed with the Union's position that the Township violated the Maintenance of Conditions clause of the contract by reducing the FTO's rate of compensation. The practice was clear and consistent and remained unchanged for seven years before an attempt was made to reduce the benefit.

In another grievance, Arbitrator Joseph Girolamo agreed with MAP's position that overtime had to be paid to officers who proctored a written examination for new hire police candidates. The Chief hand picked officers to observe the examination process and be available to answer any questions from the candidates. By doing so, he failed to abide by the equalization of overtime procedure. Arbitrator Girolamo ruled that overtime must be paid to the officer who was passed over when the invitation went out for the detail.

These are examples of how MAP stands ready to protect the rights of its members. These cases show how each and every member is important to us.