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Local 333 of the International Longshoremen’s Association won an important victory recently when it was able to reverse the New York City Department of Transportation’s (NYDOT) improper implementation of a sick leave policy.

According to the union, the NYDOT “altered the terms and conditions of employment by preventing employees absent from work for three or more days from returning to work unless they provided a doctor’s letter stating that they were fit for duty. This policy deviated from the prior sick leave policy in that the old policy only required employees to provide a doctor’s letter confirming that the employee was sick.”

In addition to getting the NYDOT to adhere to the collective bargaining agreement, The New York City Office of Collective Bargaining forced Local 333 to post notices at the worksite detailing its improper practices and informing Local 333 of this case