The grievance committee is starting a monthly review update. The purpose of this is to keep members informed and to help our membership understand what the grievance committee does.
First we want to thank all Shop Stewards for their hard work in defending your rights.
Last month there were no terminations.
Also, the grievance committee did several second step hearings. The reason for second level hearings is that, according to our contract, anytime that a first step complaint doesn't get resolved at the first level the union can request a second level hearing. These hearings are similar to a traditional court case. The union has to prepare and present its case in front of a hearing officer. The company has to present its case and all evidence in this same venue. Both sides have to follow a set of rules.
The grievance committee represented many members in mandatory attendance meetings and were successful in helping many of you.
Many thanks to Greg Hall and Gary Welch for all their hard work on your behalf.
Additionally, we would like to thank our AGC Jorge Bonilla for his help and the prompt resolutions of all our third steps.
We would also like to thank our Local 811 E Board for all the support that they provide to us, allowing our committee to better serve you.
We were able to reduce discipline in many cases.
We met on more than a dozen of occasions with the company to discuss your concerns on many issues.
The number of supervisors performing our work has been radically reduced, but please keep an eye for this contractual violation. Contact us if you see any violations of this.
We will like to remind everyone that benefits enrollment is now open.
We audited the bus and found several issues with the service and we have communicated those issues with the company. If you find problems with the service please send them to the Grievance Committee.
We also negotiated for a vacation walk up bid for round one, round two and for the upcoming December DAT bid.
We were able to secure more DAT's for next year.
Premium weeks will now have a minimum of 17 DAT's a day and non premium weeks will have a minimum of 21 DAT's a day.
Employees will be allowed to place DAT's at the DAT bid on any day that is not a holiday, including their current days off.
Starting in January of 2016 DAT's will be able to be selected from the eta kiosk or eta self service desk. With this you will now be able to make your selections from home.
The summer vacation DAT incentive is now available for use. If you elected the pay out it will be paid sometime in November.
Starting sometime in November you will now be able to see your attendance online.
24 hour day trades are back. Please take your blue cards to resources. Before the 12 hour cutoff.
If you have any questions please call or text the Grievance Committee.
Victor D. Hernandez
Grievance committee chairman IAH