When CalHR refused to approve a pay differential meant for workers supervising inmates, the Union fought back.  After working with the members to file a grievance over the real work that BU 1 workers at PIA performed supervising inmates, CalHR blithely denied it ignoring the contract language. After a contested hearing the arbitrator agreed with the Union and chided CalHR’s casual referral of the matter as “bargaining issue.” The arbitrator awarded some of the grievants over a year of back pay for the lost differential.  The Union’s win shows that CalHR cannot deny our members the pay they are entitled to under the contract. Click here to see the award and opinion.