WPEA recently settled an Unfair Labor Practice filed against the Department of Natural Resources. The complaint brought by WPEA was for skimming of union work. WPEA brought this complaint on behalf of DNR members who should have been offered the finance work (and potential overtime) that was improperly contracted out to an outside firm.
Affected members received a settlement from DNR for the amount they should have earned. Shop steward Suzanne Thome and staff representative Amanda Hacker worked tirelessly for months to get this settlement.