Does my employer have the right to re-post my job?

I will try to make a long story short. I work as a 12-month clerk typist only one in district for the Education Dept. but I work a secretary with very demanding duties in the summer time manually re-setting over 1500 lockers in awful working conditions and as a 4-week summer school secretary, I have also been translating for staff, students and parents since I started 8 years ago. I recently asked my union to request a meeting to have my title converted to a secretary so I can get fair pay, and also compensate me for all the extra work interpreting requires. For years I have asked my union to raise these issues and they never did, also have been neglected by school administrators

when I asked for help with lockers. I met with HR Director who has been giving attitude since day 1 and union and after I provided her with my job description and a 2 week report she requested of

the time I spend translating, she gave me the same excuse. That my job description says that

Asked on March 25, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Rhode Island


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Not seeing your union agreement, we cannot comment on what rights you have under it. Speak with your union representative to understand what rights, if any, it gives you.
The above said, if you don't have some written contract specifying your exact duties, your job responsibilities are whatever the employer says they are: regardless of title or what you were hired to do or your job description, except to the extent limited by a written contract of some kind, your job is whatever the employer says it is. That is why the terms of the union agreement are critical: depending on what it says, it would be the only restricton on the employer's right to define your job as it pleases.

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