Taylor v. State Board of Mediation & Arbitration
In Taylor v. State Board of Mediation & Arbitration, 54 Conn. App. 550, 557, 736 A.2d 175 (1999), cert. denied, 252 Conn. 925, 747 A.2d 1 (2000), the Court stated that "unless a collective bargaining agreement provides for a personal right to seek arbitration . . . an employee subject to the agreement is not a 'party to the arbitration' under General Statutes 52-417 and thus has no standing to apply to confirm an award."
Taylor makes it clear that to qualify as a "party" under 52-417, one must have the individual right to seek arbitration.