In June of 2015, AFGE Local 1922, representing employees at various commands at Ft. Stewart, filed a grievance against the Army 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 Ft. Stewart employees about their job duties and how much unpaid overtime they have worked.
The Agency disputed that the Union’s Grievance was viable and Arbitrator Dennis Nolan was selected to resolve the dispute. In June of 2016, Arbitrator Nolan ruled in favor of the Union. Since then, the Union and Agency have agreed to stay processing the grievance while an attempt is made to resolve portions of the matter. In December of 2016, the Agency switched certain employees from FLSA Exempt to non-exempt. The Parties are scheduled to begin arbitration hearings before Arbitrator Nolan n the spring of 2018.
If you are or were in the AFGE Local 1922 bargaining unit at Ft. Stewart, 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.