Manage a Grievance Filed by a Union

Key Points

  • A union may file a grievance when it believes the employer violated a provision of the collective bargaining agreement, e.g., claim that the employer did not correctly apply the seniority provisions of the agreement.
  • The employer must initially determine whether the union filed the grievance in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement's grievance procedure and complied with the procedural requirements.
  • Typically, a grievance procedure has "steps" which both parties must adhere to if they wish to escalate and appeal the grievance.

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