We have received a number of inquiries asking whether the common disaster provisions of our collective bargaining agreements were applicable to employee absences occasioned by the snowstorm on March 14, 2017. Since the events of March 14, 2017, do not fit the precise contractual definition of a common disaster, the provisions are inapplicable. The RAB is recommending that each employee’s absence be treated appropriately on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact the RAB if you have any questions about common disaster provisions under our contracts.
Michael Rivituso is an attorney with the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations who is admitted to practice in New York. He is a 1980 graduate of Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations and a 1989 graduate of Fordham Law School. Michael has been employed by the Realty Advisory Board since 1983. Michael represents employers in labor arbitrations and collective bargaining with Local 32BJ, Local 94, Local 30, and various other unions in the tri-state area.
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