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Union grievance against Sheriff's Office sent to arbitration


Kelly Shipp

For the Sentinel

A grievance filed by the union representing the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Commissioned Uniformed Employees against the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) and Sheriff Rick McComas has now been sent to arbitration. Eddie Allen, a staff representative of Council 2 of the Washington State Council of County and City Employees AFSCME AFL-CIO and who is not employed by the KCSO, says that Local 1533DC AFSCME AFL-CIO filed the grievance on behalf of the six patrol deputies who submitted the initial complaint of a reduction of hours. The deputies felt the reduction was in violation of their collectively bargained agreement.

According to Allen, the grounds fo...

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