CaseKiddo v. AFSCME, Local 2206

Case Status

In April 2019, defendants appealed an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Erie County to the Commonwealth Court.

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Mark Kiddo, Joan Hordusky, Mike Dzurko, Christine Arnone, Jennie Clay, Madelyn Groover, Melissa Guzowski, and Jeff Granger v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 2206; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, District Council 85; Randy Procious, in his official capacity; Shane Clark, in his official capacity; and Erie Water Works

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 Mr. Kiddo and his coworkers 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, Mr. Kiddo and his coworkers ratified terms and conditions of employment which included lesser pay and benefits than what was offered by Erie Water Works.

Mr. Kiddo 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.

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Case Status

In April 2019, defendants appealed an order of the Court of Common Pleas of Erie County to the Commonwealth Court.