Union files grievance over privacy concerns
Jul 19, 2014 12:03 am
Rick Karlin is reporting in the Times Union a state workers union has filed a grievance over the Cuomo administration’s use of surveillance cameras to gather evidence in cases of employees allegedly taking time off from work improperly. The Public Employees Federation filed a grievance this month with the Department of Environmental Conservation. It alleged that using cameras to track work habits violates a section of its labor contract. DEC managers say the devices are used to verify the comings and goings of state workers. The number of other state agencies using surveillance cameras is not known. The PEF represents many of the state’s white-collar workers, also known as the professional, scientific and technical staff. Read the full story in the Times Union.