Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by BlackCoffee, Aug 23, 2015.
How do you file a grievance? What is the procedure?
1st you have to notify your supervisor verbally of your intent to file. Then contact your steward for the paperwork and copy of contract. If you have a time clock, be sure and date stamp it. Submit to your steward. If your supervisor comes unglued when you notify him of your intent, don't discuss it further with him unless your steward is present. A witness is invaluable. Management does seem to have a knack for distorting things.
Why do you have to notify a supervisor?
Never heard of that.
When I was a steward, it was required. Maybe different Local's have different procedures. Had grievance's that had to be refiled because management complained they were not notified.
Not here. Write up my grievance and hand it to the steward. Meeting soon to follow.
Better yet. Management can be a real pain in the ??? when you tell them you are unhappy with them. Glad to see procedure has changed.
Sometimes I keep a blank one in my shirt pocket, just to shake them up!
You seem to have the qualifications to make a very good steward. Something to think about. Some of the stewards I knew definetly leaned the wrong way. That was my only regret when I retired, not being there to help my fellow employees.
We have a pretty good steward. I would only go after that position, if he didn't want to do it anymore. I help in other ways.
In the Central Region, you are still required to notify management.
That's when he clock starts ticking.... in regards to it being "timely".
The steward or the person filing the grievance?
Depends on situation. Just like ups is suppose to give us a verbal warning before getting a letter. How often does that happen???????same with grievance. We are suppose to notify them of said problem to let them correct it before a grievance is filed.
Inform your steward of your intent and what you will be filing on before you discuss it with supervisor. That way, if the supervisor becomes abusive, stop discussion and bring in steward and he will be informed and not cold of what is happening. Don't punch the grievance on time clock until after you have notified management of intent.
"The grievance shall be discussed with the employee’s immediate supervisor or with the aggrieved employee and his/her shop steward. If the grievance is not resolved within one (1) working day;
It shall be the responsibility of the employee to reduce the grievance to writing on the regular grievance form provided by the union and have it submitted to the company within five (5) working days."
We don't even have mechanical time clocks anymore. When I hand the steward a grievance, he shows it to a supervisor. Then the supervisor initials and dates it.
I'm just saying we don't discuss it with the management team.
I agree with you on that.
That's why the company abused Article 17-I.... for years.
Everything was an "other serious offense".
Where I am it's not mandatory to notify management but it definitely helps when they try and deny it
Its not required to let management know before hand. Why should we? They know exactly what they did.
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