USC management has been attacking our union by refusing to grant annual merit increases to shuttle drivers and dispatchers until we complete our negotiations for a first contract.
Annual merit increases are an established practice and, by denying them to unionized workers, we believe that USC is violating the law.
In August, our attorneys sent a letter to USC demanding that they continue to award merit increases and reminding them of their obligations under the National Labor Relations Act.
With the school continuing to dig in to their anti-union position, we’ve taken the next step and filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board.
This is a first step toward justice for shuttle drivers and dispatchers, but we’ve got to continue to do our part as union members and stand united and fight for our rights in the face of management’s tactics.