What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Texas
Can I sue my employer for violation of collective bargaining agreement?
I work for a railroad, that has two unions represented. The violation of the contract is affecting the union members that I belong to and not members of the other. This is because their agreements are slightly different than ours but yet the results of both unions agreements directly effect each unions members.
With this violation, it has cost hundreds of members over fifty thousand dollars each over this past year. Other members and I have filed a grievance with our local chairman of our union. It has been almost a year and still not a word of going to arbitration. What steps do I take now? We are always talking to our local chairman, the carriers head of manpower, and have hit a wall because no one wants to deal with the situation any more. They do not return phone calls, or emails anymore.