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Second Charge against Town of Georgetown Withdrawn

Contact: Gene Dvornick
Town Manager
Town of Georgetown
(302) 856-7391
Second Charge against Town of Georgetown Withdrawn
Unfair Labor Practice Claim Withdrawn by Charging Parties

Georgetown, Del., April 5, 2011: The Town of Georgetown received official
notification late on Monday, April 4, 2011, that the Public Employment Relations
Board (PERB) Public Hearing, scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 2011 was cancelled
due to the charging parties withdrawing their Unfair Labor Practice charge against the
Town of Georgetown.
Mayor Brian Pettyjohn welcomed the news and said “I’m glad this issue is resolved
and I’m hopeful we can move forward with a renewed focus on the many positive
aspects of Georgetown.”
The Unfair Labor Practice charge was initiated in August of 2010 by Georgetown
Police Officers Shawn Brittingham, Christopher Cooper, Brad Cordrey, Christopher
Story and former Police Officer Lester Schaffer. The officer’s attorney, Mr. Bruce
Rogers of Georgetown, sent correspondence to the Executive Director of PERB
indicating that “the Petitioners [officers] wish to withdraw their Petition and will not
proceed to hearing on April 7, 2011.”
Police Chief William Topping was unavailable for comment; however, Town Manager
Gene Dvornick emphasized that “employees are the most important asset of any
organization” and “working together, most personnel related issues can be resolved in
a cooperative fashion without going through extended legal proceedings.”