When two union members at the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office realized that their shifts and days off were going to be affected by an order from their supervisor, they called their Union.
Turns out the supervisor was not following seniority rules and the departmental policies that had been put in place. Soon, the two officers were made whole and the problem was resolved. “One of the reasons we have a union is to make sure that Management is held accountable to the rules and regulations, just like the rank-and-file are,” says Robert Gilmer, shop steward. “Seniority matters to our members and we have to make sure Management takes it seriously too”.