A Field Representative at Metro Water Services was surprised to learn that his drivers license was cancelled and even more surprised that he got a five-day suspension for it. “I didn’t even know my license was cancelled because I had moved and never got the notice,” he says.
Once he contacted his SEIU representative and explained his side of the story to the department’s Director, and once it was clear that he did all he could to avoid sanctions to his license, his punishment was reduced and the sick & vacation time he’d lost because of the suspension was reinstated. “If I had tried to appeal this on my own, I would have lost,” our member says. “I’m glad the Union was there when I needed them because I can’t afford to lose a week’s pay.”