In September of 2015, AFGE Local 2463, representing employees at many Smithsonian Institution facilities (museums, centers, the Zoo), filed a grievance against the Smithsonian Institution 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 SI employees about their job duties and how much unpaid overtime they have worked.
The Union and Agency have agreed to stay processing the grievances while an attempt is made to resolve portions of the matter. The Parties are currently in settlement negotiations, and the Agency has agreed to switch a number of employees from FLSA exempt to non-exempt.
If you are or were in the AFGE Local 2463 bargaining unit at a Smithsonian facility, 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.