Arbitrator Faults Buffalo District Over Switch to Single Insurer

Gewertz, Catherine
November 2006
Education Week;11/1/2006, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p6
The article focuses on an order to the Buffalo, New York school district by an arbitrator to let its employees choose among several health insurance plans. The district's alleged consolidation of health-care coverage without the consent of the teacher's union is described as an abuse of power that hijacked the rights of individual teachers to choose a health insurer. The Buffalo Teachers Federation called the ruling a major victory.


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