grievance claim delay

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by benny k, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. benny k

    benny k New Member

    how long can fedex delay a grievance claim? I turned in my paper work in the right amount of time and got a letter back stating that i would hear from someone within 5 days and that my appeal would be reviewed within 21 days that was on the 5th of may but they decided not to review my appeal until the 20th of june . This whole appeal process has taken nearly 4 months to complete.....Is this normal?
     
  2. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    With no union binding union contract that puts some teeth into your grievance process your grievance isn't worth the paper it's written on . With no contract and no binding arbitration process there is no protocol in place that requires a time line for when it will be heard. I think I can tell you where your grievance is right now........ In the circular file.

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  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Grievance? Are you Ground or do you mean the GFT process? If you're Express, they drag it out but it will eventually be heard. Nothing moves quickly at Express except the packages.
     
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    As bacha29 said, we don't have a grievance process. GFT/Open Door is a total joke because it's you vs the entirety of FedEx, particularly FedEx Legal. It is in no way a substitute for a real grievance process, Weingarten Rights etc.

    What the FedEx process does is give the company an opportunity to let you incriminate yourself, and to have your claim reviewed by Legal. Simply put, if you can win a lawsuit against them, your "grievance" might be won. Otherwise, you are up Shat Creek.
     
  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Not always true. I know of two people who were fired, GFT'd and got their jobs back recently. One was very cut and dry and the mgr did everything by the book.
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    As far as you know. I'm not saying "always" because sometimes people DO get their jobs back, have letters overturned etc, but it is fairly rare and at the whim of management. My point, which seems to have been lost, is that this "grievance process" is all on FedEx terms, which makes it pretty worthless IMO.

    In a real grievance process, you, your manager, and the shop steward sit down and discuss the matter, and the union has your back and it's own lawyers. It all has to follow the contract, and your steward knows (or should know) if management is pulling a fast one. These so-called Weingarten Rights protect you from management abuse.
     
  7. benny k

    benny k New Member

    I meant gft but it has taken over 3 months for me to get a final decision. I have no idea how this can be fair treatment. I was basically told that some higher up got fired and that they where short staffed and needed another month to make a decision on me. I always thought these things took no longer than a month
     
  8. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    They're feeding you a load of crap.

    This is a company built on lies and excuses. Never forget that.
     
  9. benny k

    benny k New Member

    well this is the last paper i got from fedex on may 5 2016

    This is to acknowledge that your request for a review of your concern by the appeals board in accordance with the step 3 of the gft procedure has been recieved by the hr compliance department. our goal is to ensure timely processing and review of all step 3 gftp appeals. However additional time is needed to process your step 3 gft case and ensure your issues of fairness are addressed.

    As a result your step 3 gft will be reviewed by the appeals board within the next 21 days. Your case been assigned to me for reviewI and processing . I will be contacting you to discuss any issues or concerns regarding your case. If i i have not contacted you in the next couple of days, please feel free to give me a call at the number listed below.

    You will also receive written notification of the appeals boards decision immediately following the review of your case. The appeals boards decision is final and binding on the employee and the company......


    well here it is the june and nothing back
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is the delay causing you undue hardship in the workplace?
     
  11. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    The keywords here are " appeals board". We all know who the people are who sitting on the appeals board. Same situation over at Ground. There is binding arbitration but Ground reserves the right to choose the people who will comprise the arbitration panel. The result is that the worker/contractor has very little chance of prevailing. bennyk will never receive the fair hearing he is entitled to.
     
  12. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    It's obviously causing him undue hardship in his personal life not working for three months.
     
  13. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Did you call the number?
     
  14. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    It's obvious the GFT is on FedEx's terms. Anyone who believes otherwise would have to be stupid. MY point was that I've seen GFTs overturned. So it does happen.
     
  15. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Why would you feel the need to tell me we don't have a grievance process? I obviously know that already. You are preaching to the choir.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He never said he was out of work.
     
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Bingo.
     
  18. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Obvious to most people. You "get it", but a lot of others do not, hence my explanation. You'd be surprised how many employees think that X is going to treat them fairly.
     
  19. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

  20. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Can we assume you have been fired and are trying to get your job back?