The New Jersey Appellate Court issued a decision on September 8th, overturning the Civil Service Commission's regulation and action that caused PLB days to expire as of 12/31/2012.
We advised workers who did not want to use their PLB days to not use them and we would fight to uphold the MOA and we again brought this matter to the Court. The Court said on September 8, 2014:
We have considered these arguments in light of the record and applicable legal principles. We reverse that portion of the CSC's final agency determination that required the use of unused PLB days by the Unions' employees before December 31, 2012, and hold that, in accordance with the MOAs, there are no carryover restrictions on remaining unused PLB days. The CSC may adopt a regulation that mirrors the language of the provisions of the MOAs if it so chooses. We reject the Unions' request that PLB days be restored to employees that have already used them.
Nearly 1900 of our members did not use their PLB days and had them taken from them. Those days will be returned.