In August of 2014, AFGE Local 3313, representing Department of Transportation employees in the headquarters offices of FMCSA, FTA, NHTSA, OST and PHMSA, filed grievances against the United States DOT on behalf of all bargaining unit employees in those cylinders. The Grievances 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 busily contacting DOT employees about 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, and the parties have agreed to deal with the five cylinders together.
In January of 2017, the parties agreed upon which positions should be FLSA Exempt and which should be non-exempt. The next stage of the case is to recover damages for the Union on behalf of bargaining unit employees. Employees covered by the FLSA may be entitled to compensation for suffered or permitted overtime, and employees covered by FEPA may be entitled to pay for work that was ordered or induced to be performed but not paid properly. Additionally, there are damages which flow from the Agency’s failure to properly designate certain employees as FLSA non-exempt. The Parties will try to resolve these issues amicably.
If you are or were in the AFGE local 3313 bargaining unit at DOT, 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.