Solving Problems On the Job
What is a grievance?
Any worksite problem could be a grievance. All violations of the contract are grievances! If you question whether your situation is a grievance, contact your shop steward.
Stewards are assigned to assist in addressing problems members may have on a variety of issues. If you have a question regarding your rights on the job or other member related questions a steward may be able to help.
Your Right to Representation
Employees have a right to union representation during investigatory interviews. These rights are known as Weingarten Rights.
Learn more about Weingarten Rights:
Can help you if you think management suspects you of criminal conduct.
Can help you if you are in danger of losing your job.
Family Medical Leave Act
Federal and state laws guarantee your right to take time off when you’re ill or when you need to care for a sick relative. These laws also guarantee your right to take a leave from work during pregnancy, childbirth, and adoption.
On the Job Injury?
For help with safety hazards or injuries on the job contact your steward. For general information contact www.osha.gov.