Tacoma: City employee labor union sues city, claiming Broadnax’s budget plan violates contracts, labor laws
A city-employee labor union sued the City of Tacoma Thursday, claiming City Manager T.C. Broadnax’s budget plan that seeks to reorganize several city departments and eliminate scores of jobs violates various laws, due process rights and collective bargaining agreements.
The lawsuit – filed in Pierce County Superior Court by Teamsters Local 117 – also requests a judge to issue an order restraining the city “from proceeding to implement any reorganization, layoff or other action detrimental to City of Tacoma employees” in the Public Works and Public Assembly Facilities Departments.
Local 117 represents about 250 city workers, including about 70 …