CaseKiddo et al v. AFSCME Local 2206

Case Status

Erie Water Works employees filed suit in the Court of Common Pleas of Erie County.

Case Details

The Fairness Center represents eight Erie Water Works employees, including lead plaintiff Mark Kiddo, in their suit against American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (“AFSCME”) affiliates and officials. Unfortunately, public-sector union officials tasked with representing Mark and his co-workers concealed vital information from them, elevating AFSCME officials’ interest in a defined-benefit pension plan for new employees over the interests of the employees actually working for Erie Water Works. As a result, Mark and his coworkers ratified terms and conditions of employment that included lesser pay and benefits than what was offered by Erie Water Works.


Mark and his coworkers ultimately want AFSCME officials to honor their duty to fairly represent public employees and the chance to accept the higher pay, benefits, and defined-contribution retirement plan for new employees that Erie Water Works offered. The legal remedy for a breach of the duty of fair representation is monetary damages from AFSCME.

Contact Conner Drigotas at 844-293-1001 or conner@fairnesscenter.org to schedule an interview. 

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December 4, 2018
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December 4, 2018
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December 5, 2018

Case Status

Erie Water Works employees filed suit in the Court of Common Pleas of Erie County.