September of 2010, LIUNA Local 1029, representing VA employees in the Wilmington VA Medical Center, filed a grievance against the VA 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 busily contacting VA 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 the matters globally. In April of 2013, the Parties selected Arbitrator Daniel Brent to facilitate resolution.
If you are or were in the LIUNA Local 1029 bargaining unit at the Wilmington VAMC, 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.