What is a Grievance?

What is a Grievance?

A grievance is a complaint, claim, or dispute arising under the current collective bargaining agreement. Grievances are limited to matters of interpretation or application of provisions of the contract, except for a few provisions within the contract that are specifically excluded from the grievance procedure.

The Role of the Grievance Process

The Union has a number of important functions, but the two most important are negotiating the Collective Bargaining Contract (CBA) and enforcing it. In enforcing the CBA, the Union has the role of protecting the rights of the members of the bargaining unit under its provisions.

The grievance process is a check and balance for the faculty against administrative arbitrariness.

What should I do if I think I have a grievance?

Please contact the Union as soon as possible. There are very strict deadlines and we do not want to miss them. Please contact the AAUP at the Union office.

1875 Storrs Road
Storrs CT. 06268

(860) 487-0450

What happens if I have a grievance?

First, we try to settle the matter informally with a conversation between the AAUP, the member, and the appropriate member of the Administration. Often times AAUP seeks to resolve issues at the lowest level possible

If that fails, we assemble the grievance committee to assist in determining if a formal grievance should be filed. If so, a formal letter will be written to the Administration and a timeline within the grievance process begins. It is important to contact the AAUP as soon as possible to determine if a grievance has occurred.

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