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September 12, 2012


Yvonne Davis, Director

Essex County Division of Welfare

18 Rector Street, Floor 9

Newark, NJ, 07102


Re: Step II Class Action Contractual Grievance

       Purloined Personal Fans

       Article 1. Purpose

       Article VII. Discipline

       Article XXII. Health and Safety

       Article XXV. Non-Discrimination

       Article XLIX. Safety of Staff


Dear Ms. Davis:


CWA Local 1081 submits this Step II Class Action Contractual Grievance to protest the apparent confiscation of several of our Union's members' personal fans from their desks, after working hours, by an employee of the landlord of 10 Park Place/18 Rector Street.


As per the content of the cogent and convincing memorandum of August 9, 2012 written me by Family Service Worker Fred Riviello, his and several of his co-workers' respective personal fans were removed from their desks and not returned them. As per the most recent agency directive regarding employees' use of personal fans within the workplace, dated December 6, 2006, personal fans are disallowed to utilized by agency employees.


Inasmuch as CWA Local 1081 had asked Deputy Director Sharon Butler to submit an inquiry regarding this matter with the building's management, and inasmuch as Ms. Butler on September 10, 2012 within your presence reported to me she had not been able to discover any information in this respect, the resolution CWA Local 1081 demands to this grievance consists of the County reimbursing our members for the purloined fans while further investigating this rights-stifling situation. We seek a hearing in this regard.





David H. Weiner, President, CWA Local 1081