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, such as a claim that the employer did not correctly apply the seniority provisions of the agreement.
  • An employer's first step in managing a grievance is to determine whether the union filed it according to the procedure included in the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Grievance procedures usually include specific steps that both parties must take in order to escalate and appeal the grievance.

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