Tag Archives: SAN

Arbitrator Rules Against California Agents Continuing Fight For Kincare

An Arbitrator recently denied two grievances regarding our CA members' rights under Labor Code 233, otherwise known as Kincare. First, he denied the grievance of a SAN agent, who the Company had claimed attempted to utilize 29.9 hours under the Kincare provision. The Arbitrator then stated under "Discussion and Conclusions" that,

"The Company needed to ensure it was both protecting and fully

Kincare Overcharge Grievance Sustained At Arbitration

We have received more good news in the fight for ensuring our CA members are treated appropriately regarding sick leave laws, namely CA Labor Code 233, otherwise known as Kincare. This year, the Company began charging more than the contractual maximum of 8 hours per call out and attempting to use their interpretation of Kincare to diminish our contractual rights, by …

San Diego City Ordinance Leads To Company Policy Changes

The tide continues to turn in our favor regarding CA sick leave laws. This, specifically, was the result of filing claims with the city of San Diego regarding their own city ordinance providing "protected" sick leave similar to Labor Code 233(Kincare). The company has posted this memo at the SAN station in addition to emailing SAN members. We have won …

Kincare Update: Senator Bradford Sends Letter Of Support

In April of this year the TWU California State Conference, which includes representatives of our own local 555 in addition to Local 556 and others met with state representatives in Sacramento to discuss the many issues facing our unions. The primary issue addressed by locals 555 and 556 were the Company's misapplication of California's sick leave laws, specifically Kincare. As …