George Alejos, a director of District XV of the League of United Latin American Citizens, said that so far, the city had conducted grievance hearings for four of the street department employees he believes were wrongly fired in August and September. City Manager Chuck Pinto hasn't reinstated one of them, Alejos said.
"My opinion is the city will deny the reinstatement of any employee," Alejos
said."They have to do all or none.I don't agree with him, but I have to respect Mr. Pinto's decisions."Alejos
said the seven fired employees who have sought assistance from LULAC had been instructed this week to file complaints with the EEOC
"We didn't want to go that route, but the city's actions have left us no choice," Alejos
said."We think these men have valid complaints."
added, some of the workers would soon be talking to a San Antonio attorney familiar with labor issues who could accept their cases on a contingency basis.
"If the attorney doesn't win, she
doesn't get paid," Alejos
"We found some interesting news," Alejos
said of the employee, who he
did not identify.
They suspended him for two days, but he
was allowed to keep his
must have cut a deal.If he
was guilty of the same actions as his
co-workers, why was he
given a suspension?That's food for thought."
Two of the fired workers, Alejos
said, are now drawing unemployment insurance.
"I've instructed the other five to contact the Texas Workforce Commission
so they too can be paid during the time this is being resolved," Alejos