I'm traveling to FCI Mendota to represent Local 1237 in an arbitration hearing.
The dispute is over the administration not holding Roster Committees in the Education Department and not letting the Sports Specialists bid their assignments by seniority. They were only able to bid shift and days off. The justification the Agency has given for refusing to allow the bidding of assignments was "management's rights to assign work".
Local President, Tracie Jones and Vice President, Ernie Dickens, filed a grievance over this violation of Article 18 of the Master Agreement, and persued it to arbitration