Workers Say Union Conspired Against Them

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Union officials conspired with Marin County, Calif., to deprive hundreds of current and retired deputy probation officers out of more than $10 million in overtime pay and benefits, a class action claims in Federal Court.

     The officers accuse Teamsters International Union, Teamsters Local 856 and its leadership of striking a secret deal with Marin County to refuse to negotiate any overtime pay, despite knowing that the plaintiffs are not exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and were working well over 40 hours a week.
     Union leaders allegedly told the plaintiffs, falsely, that probation officers were “professionals” exempt from overtime requirements and consistently lied to them about the union’s negotiations with the county.
     Represented by Kahn Brown & Poore, plaintiffs seek actual and punitive damages, an accounting and an injunction.

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