Union: Kansas prison forcing officers to work 16-hour shifts
July 21, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A union representing Kansas state employees said Friday that some officers are being required to work 16-hour shifts at a maximum-security prison that was the scene of an hours-long inmate disturbance last month.
The Kansas Organization of State Employees disclosed that it filed a grievance earlier this month directly with Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood. The union said requiring El Dorado Correctional Facility officers to work such long shifts violates a bargaining agreement between employees and the department.
Robert Choromanski, the union's executive director, sa...