Grievances

CURRENTLY

ARTICLE TWENTY-TWO
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

It is the declared objective of the parties to encourage the prompt and informal
resolution of employee complaints as they arise and to provide recourse to orderly
procedures for the satisfactory adjustment of complaints. A resolution should occur at
the earliest possible step in every case that can reasonably be resolved.
In order to accomplish its stated purpose, a grievance conference must be attended by
those individuals who may be able to promote resolution or, if resolution is not possible
in a particular case, to provide the necessary information for a fair determination of the
grievance. At the Chancellor’s level, principals will be expected to attend or to have a
suitable representative present at the conference. Failure to attend may result in
sustaining the grievance on procedural grounds.

For additional grievance procedures, such as expedited reorganization grievances, please see the contract in the menu above.

DRAFT PROPOSAL FOR CHANGE:

ARTICLE TWENTY-TWO
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

It is the declared objective of the parties to encourage the prompt and informal
resolution of employee complaints as they arise and to provide recourse to orderly
procedures for the satisfactory adjustment of complaints. A resolution should occur at
the earliest possible step in every case that can reasonably be resolved.
In order to accomplish its stated purpose, a grievance conference must be attended by
those individuals who may be able to promote resolution or, if resolution is not possible
in a particular case, to provide the necessary information for a fair determination of the
grievance. At the Chancellor’s level, principals will be expected to attend or to have a
suitable representative present at the conference. Failure to attend may result in
sustaining the grievance on procedural grounds.

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Since a principal, or any other supervisor, is NOT required to be present at a Step 2 Chancellor’s level grievance hearing, they have less incentive to violate the contract. A member has to take the day and head to the city, while a supervisor needs to only have a rep attend and or call in from the convenience of their office. By making this small change, then they may be less likely to violate the contract.

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