screwed yet again by the university

  1. As you may know, I retired July 1st. At the time I retired, I was a member in good standing of CNA. The contract CNA negotiated started may 1st, and included a BIG raise for people like me w/ a lot of longevity. Like $5/hour.

    So I figured, I worked May 1st throught june 30th, I should eventually get a retroactive check for the difference between what they paid me and the new salary. WRONG AGAIN, DOG BREATH.

    I t always takes a LONG time to get the new salary into the paychecks, finally showed up in September, anf the staff retroactive check didn't come through till last week. !!! SIX MONTHS!!

    Meanwhile, I'm calling various people, payroll, human resources, labor relations to find out when and how I will get MY retro--

    GUESS WHAT? No retro for me because I have separated from the University before they issued the retoractive checks.

    Am I crazy or would that you mad as he**?

    CNA says, "OH, yeah, that's right, we always forget about that!!! It's in the contract."
    Last edit by prmenrs on Nov 13, '02
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Vsummer1
    That sounds bogus to me! Do you have something that says that starting a certain date you should have been paid more and didn't? That just sounds wrong. You worked the same time the raise was in effect!
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    Ahhh...bent over again without so much as a kiss even.
    I hate it when that happens.
    -Russell
  5. by   prmenrs
    It hurts even more when the union provides the lubricant.
  6. by   Jenny P
    Get out your contract and read it word for word. Something smells here, and it seems to me that if a contract runs from May 1st; THAT is when the raise should start! that is how it is in our contract.
  7. by   prmenrs
    The Union rep has told me that they are correct, that's what the contract says. So I don't know what other recourse I have be sides the aforementioned position.
  8. by   ptnurse
    I guess your only comfort would be that your retirement from the place makes this the very last time they can insult you like this. Consider the lost money the price of total and complete freedom from the place. Good luck in your retirement you luck thing.
  9. by   emily_mom
    I didn't think Union offered lubricant....they like it dry. I'll have to remember that next time they try to bend me over.
  10. by   KRVRN
    I agree, it should be retroed to May 1st. Keep hounding them, they will try anything to get away without paying it.

    That damn U...
  11. by   Gomer
    If CNA is the California Nurse's Assoc. and you are in CA....I suggest you contact the Wage and Hour Division of the State Gov't. Make certain you let your HR dept. know you are doing this. In CA it is the law to pay you for what you worked (by clocking in/out) at the rate agreed upon. (Unless the contract states you must be an employee at a certain date, that is. If the date is in the contract and you were not employed as of that date, they owe you noting.)
  12. by   canoehead
    Bloody hell- yep they got you good. Nothing to do but bend over now.

    If it's any consolation this is like death and taxes, it was eventually gonna be your turn to get screwed, and now it's over for another few months.

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