CED Victory: Fresno Unified Transportation Workers Get Backpay

CED On Your Side

During our last negotiations with Fresno Unified School District (FUSD), the Transportation Department won stronger language that ensures fair distribution of overtime for drivers. However, management was not following the proper protocols and violated key aspects of our union contract. We filed a grievance in March 2018, and a settlement was agreed upon in January 2019 resulting in a $20,000 backpay win to be distributed to transportation members included in the grievance.

FUSD Transportation“Our collective efforts to hold management accountable is a testament to our unity and strength. This win could not have been accomplished if it were not for our Shop Steward Amalia Johns, and all our members willing to speak out about the violations to our contract. Our union is here to educate, support, and lead us to obtain the best possible working conditions. We will continue to work together to do what’s right for our drivers who play an important role in the education of our children.”
— Diana Branco, FUSD Transportation & Member Leader

Your SEIU 521 contract is the most important document that protects your rights on the job.

If you’re having an issue at work, contact your steward first. Your steward is listed in MemberLink. If you cannot get hold of your steward, call your local union office.

Stewards can reach out to our Contract Enforcement Department (CED) to answer questions and concerns regarding any potential violations or grievances.

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