Arbitration Moving Forward In Former BSU Football Coach’s Firing Case

Arbitration Moving Forward In Former BSU Football Coach’s Firing Case
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TO RESUME REGULAR OPERATIONS TOMORROW.>>>ARBITRATION IS MOVING FORWARD IN THE CASE OVER THE FIRING OF FORMER BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY HEAD FOOTBALL COACH JEFF TESCH BECAUSE OF HIS USE OF RACIAL SLURS. IT HAS BEEN OVER A MONTH SINCE MINNESOTA STATE DENIED THE GRIEVANCE THAT WAS FILED ON BEHALF TESCH. JUST OVER A MONTH AGO THE UNION REPRESENTING COACH TESCH MOVED THE CASE IN TO ARBITRATION WITH LITTLE PROGRESS SINCE. BUT AN ARBITRATOR IS EXPECTED BE SELECTED FRIDAY, TO MOVE THE ARBITRATION PROCESS FORWARD. AND THE HOPE IS THAT THE PROCEEDINGS WILL MOVE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, BUT THE ARBITRATION CAN STILL BE UNPREDICTABLE.>>IT VARIES, DEPENDING UPON THE SCHEDULE OF THE ARBITRATOR, WHEN THE ARBITRATOR WOULD BE AVAILABLE, AND THEN THERE WOULD BE A HEARING, AND THEN THE PARTIES FILE LEGAL BRIEFS AFTER THE HEARING. SO IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO PREDICT. BUT WE ARE VERY INTERESTED IN HAVING THE CASE MOVE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, BUT WITHIN THE CONSTRAINTS OF, FOR INSTANCE THE ARBITRATOR’S SCHEDULE AND AVAILABILITY.>>DESPITE ALL OF THE LITIGATION BETWEEN THE SCHOOL, ENGDAHL SAYS TESCH WOULD LIKE TO RETURN AS THE BEAVERS HEAD COACH. EVER SINCE THE NEWS OF HIS FIRING CAME DOWN LAST FALL, THE UNION HAS HELD OUT HOPE TESCH WOULD BE REINSTATED TO HIS FORMER POSITION.>>WELL, THE REMEDY THAT’S REQUESTED IS A RULING THAT HE WAS TERMINATED NOT FOR JUST CAUSE AND THAT HE BE REINSTATED AS HEAD COACH WITH BACK PAY AND RESTORATION OF HIS BENEFITS AND ALL RIGHTS UNDER THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT AND

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