In April of 2019, NAGE, representing employees at VA hospitals and clinics nationwide, 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 contacting VA 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 June of 2019 Arbitrator Joyce Klein was selected to resolve the dispute. Arbitrator Klein ruled in the Union’s favor that the Grievance could go forward, and arbitration hearings on the merits began in September of 2020.
If you are or were in the NAGE bargaining unit at a VA 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.