Last week, a worker with the State of Ohio had a written reprimand dismissed. This recent case and others show the power of union members when they stand up for their rights.
After receiving a written reprimand, a State of Ohio Department of Youth Services worker contacted the SEIU District 1199 Member Resource Center. Working together with another member leader and an administrative organizer, the union member filed a grievance based on lack of “just cause.” As a result, the written reprimand was changed to a supervisory conference. The written reprimand would have stayed on file for two years but the supervisory conference is not a formal form of discipline.
If you believe your employer is violating labor law or your contact, contact the MRC at 877-419-7348 for assistance with starting the grievance process. Visit the page for the Member Resource Center to learn more.