Hi I do not have what I need in front of me to write everything down that I need to. I have had some previous issues with my union and employer. I ended up filing a complaint against both of them with the labor
board in CT. I work at a state run group home for the developmentally disabled in CT, and five years ago I was transferred out of my home to another location, due to a co-worker of mine being arrested for and then sentenced for sexual assault. When I arrived at the new location I was immediately harassed, and the new staff openly talked about what happened, and said that they did not understand how myself, and my former co-workers could not have noticed anything. There were a number of incidents and then accusations against me, two of which were serious, and one of which led to a five day suspension, and the other of which led to me being transferred out of this house to yet another new location. My union did little or nothing to help me until I filed a complaint against both them and my employer at the labor office. The union organizer kept postponing my hearings, and continuously denied co-worker statements that should have been available to me. I contacted the labor board after he permanently removed me from the docket because he said that I skipped a hearing after he had forgotten that he had postponed my hearing. within two days of contacting the labor board, I was then put back on the docket, ands it was not long after that my five day suspension was reduced to a letter of warning, and the other other accusation which led to me being transferred from my house was found to be unfounded. However what I was not aware of at the time was that because I had filed a grievance , was that I had a right to obtain all the statements that were made against me. I even established email communication with the union that shows that they denied me the statements. I was able to do what I needed to do, to protect myself, but I went through 14 months of going to the Labor Board, and talking to the union, and talking to management, and the humiliation
of two transfers
, which may have damaged my reputation as an employee. I am considering filing one more complaint against the union, just so I can get an explanation about what happened. If I had been able to obtain the information at the start, I would not have had to go through 14 months of this, and things would have been settled much sooner. I don`t think I should need an attorney for this since a union cannot fire me, but I may want to talk to someone just to see what extent they can get away with things. Thanks Tim.