In June of 2011, NFFE Local 1031, representing employees on Holloman Air Force Base, filed a grievance against the Air Force on behalf of all bargaining unit employees. The Grievance alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Title V (FEPA), among other violations.
The Law Offices of Snider and Associates, as the legal representatives for the Union, are working hard for the bargaining unit employees to ensure that their rights under federal law are upheld. As part of the process, we have been contacting Holloman employees about their job duties and how much unpaid overtime they have worked.
The Agency disputed that the Union’s Grievance was viable and in January of 2012 Arbitrator Ira Jaffe was selected to resolve the dispute. The Agency challenged the Union at every stage, and filed several motions with the Arbitrator in an attempt to get the grievance dismissed or limited. Arbitrator Jaffe ruled in favor of the Union each time, in rulings issued in 2015 and 2016. Beginning in February of 2016, arbitration hearings before Arbitrator Jaffe are being held in which the Agency attempts to prove that it correctly designated certain employees as FLSA Exempt.
If you are or were in the NFFE Local 1031 bargaining unit at Holloman, please contact us if you believe you have information to share about overtime for which you did not receive proper compensation.
All bargaining unit employees, whether or not they are members of the union, and regardless of position or pay grade, are covered by this grievance and could potentially benefit from a successful result.