ORLANDO – A labor union
representing workers at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station alleges Centerra has
refused to proceed to arbitration.
Transport Workers Union of America AFL-CIO filed
a complaint on Jan. 23, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of
Florida Orlando Division against Centerra Group LLC seeking a motion to compel
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs
allege that on Oct. 1, 2016, the defendant implemented a new work schedule
requiring plaintiff's bargaining unit members to work 48 hours on-duty, 48
hours off-duty instead of the previous 24 hours on-duty followed by 48 hours
off-duty. The suit states the plaintiff filed grievance regarding the
defendant's changes of the unit member's hours of work. The plaintiffs holds
Centerra Group LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly refused to
process the grievance and refused to proceed to arbitration.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek
requests that the court compel Centerra to submit the grievance for arbitration
pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement, and award plaintiff costs and
all other relief to which it may be found entitled. It is represented by
Richard Siwica and Eric Lindstrom of Egan, Lev and Siwica PA in Orlando.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District
of Florida, Orlando Division Case number 6:17-cv-00105