Presentation on theme: "Grievance Handling Effectively Representing Your Members."— Presentation transcript:
Grievance Handling Effectively Representing Your Members
What is a Grievance A workplace violation A dispute between the union or a unit member and management
Is it a Gripe or A Grievance Grounds for a grievance The contract The Law & Education Codes District Rules and policies Past Practices
The Crucial “W”s of Grievance Investigations Who When Where What Why
Crucial “W”s (cont.) WHO is involved WHEN did it happen WHERE did it happen WHAT happened (EXACTLY)
Crucial “W”s Continued WHY is it grievable WHEN must the grievance be filed WHAT are the deadline dates WHAT must be done to make the grievant WHOLE
Guidelines for writing Grievances The Situation Who, what, when & where The Contention Why is it grievable The Remedy What is needed to remedy the situation
Grievance Levels Informal An initial attempt to solve the problem at the lowest level. Usually consists of an informal meeting with the grievant,steward and management.
Grievance Levels Formal Usually steps 1 thru 4 (depending on contract). Must be in writing. Includes through the Board level.
Grievance Levels Arbitration/Civil Court Types of arbitration Binding Recommendary Civil Court Alternative forum of redress
Duty of Fair Representation A Legal Responsibility Union has a duty to represent all people included in the unit, regardless of membership. Union has a duty to investigate all grievance requests fairly. Union must have a basis for not pursuing a grievance.