PUBLIC WORKERS UNION Members Of WV Public Union Hope To See Grievance Procedure Changed
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 8, 2012 10:22 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 8, 2012 10:49 AM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Members of the West Virginia Public Workers Union were heading to the state Capitol Monday morning with hopes to change the grievance procedure.
Members planned to attend the meeting of the Legislative Joint Committee. The union is calling for stronger statutory language that would allow workers representation during pre-disciplinary interviews. Union members claim the Department of Health and Human Resources is the biggest offender.
Gordon Simmons with the union wants “teeth in the law” instead of just having to file a grievance in these type of situations. “This will discourage agencies from doing it in the first place," he said.
The open hearing was scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Government Organization Hearing Room, on the second floor in the east wing of the state Capitol.
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