In November of 2014, NFFE Local 1214, representing employees at nine commands at Ft. Jackson, filed grievances against the Army on behalf of all bargaining unit employees. 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 contacting Ft. Jackson 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. In November of 2016, the Agency agreed to begin switching certain employees from FLSA Exempt to non-exempt. The Union hopes for the possibility of an amicable resolution.
If you are or were in the NFFE Local 1214 bargaining unit at Ft. Jackson, 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.