Published Date: 2021-06-08
‘Red Tag’ on CMF remains active
The California Medical Facility, red-tagged by the CAPT Board of Directors in 2019, has done nothing to alleviate its status. Workplace problems continue to emerge, mount, and stagnate without resolution. In other words, the red-tag sanction at CMF remains active, and consideration to remove, denied. The sanction stands to warn potential employees about the facility’s egregious labor practices.
Originally issued over reckless overtime practices, the red-tag at CMF remains as CAPT members working in the PIP continue to struggle for basic worker rights, including the timely payment of earned wages and accurate overtime pay.
Members frequently struggle to have their paychecks reflect accurate pay for time worked. PT timesheets are being keyed incorrectly, scheduled absences are being used to omit overtime hours, and leave balance discrepancies persist. Meanwhile, after several appeals, PTs are still denied clear duty statements and assignments.
Other workplace issues accumulate and mount, which have caused growing frustration among CAPT PTs, stewards, and representatives, who have tirelessly brought matters before management for resolution without success.
Physical movement and shift relief problems exist because PTs, assigned to the medication cart, must rely on other staff with SS keys to help them maneuver around the institution, which is especially problematic for those working on the second and third floors.
Additionally, the unit schedules are not giving PTs sufficient time to safely perform their med passes. The FLSA sign-in sheet location is also problematic because it neglects safety and accountability, as it requires an unreasonable “off duty” trek across the institution.
Management, through the Joint Labor-Management Committee, has agreed to audit most of our workplace issues, including the pay discrepancies. For now, these problems remain unresolved. The red-tag sanction will not be lifted until management validates these problems and administers corrective action.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Northern Corrections Chapter President Kim Souza at (916) 955-4807.
June 8, 2021 | Dowload Flier