Recently, 911 Center Manager Olivia Madrigal, in Monterey County, issued two disciplinary memos to a Monterey County Communications Dispatcher less than an hour and a half after learning that a union grievance would be filed in response to her improperly requiring a doctor’s note for a single sick day, in violation of our union contract.
In addition to the grievance, SEIU 521 Contract Enforcement Department struck back at Madrigal’s retaliation by filing an Unfair Practice Charge with the California Public Employment Relations Board, which you can read here (PDF).
SEIU Local 521 members will not tolerate retaliation of any kind. Workers have the absolute right to stand up to their bosses when their rights are violated. Stay tuned for updates.
SEIU 521 members have a Contract Enforcement Department (CED) on their side. CED works with union stewards to protect contracts, defend members facing disciplinary issues, and to advocate for better working conditions through individual and group grievances.