Our contractual grievance procedure provides a fair process – agreed to by both the University and the Union – for remedying any violation of our rights under the contract. The grievance procedure allows us the option of taking a dispute to a neutral third party arbitrator for resolution, rather than to the University. This ensures that the rights we have fought to secure in the contract are respected and upheld in a fair and equal way.
The Union has a strong track record of assisting ASEs and resolving problems successfully, usually quickly and informally. If you have a concern, problem, or question about any aspect of your work, please Contact the Union immediately before trying to resolve the issue – even before initiating an informal discussion with your supervisor or department – so that you get the best possible advice and are sure to preserve your rights under the Grievance Procedure. Keep in mind that Step 1 grievances “must be filed within twenty one (21) calendar days from the occurrence of the events giving rise to the grievance, or from the time at which the aggrieved individual should reasonably have become aware of the grievance.” Informal discussions do not extend the 21-day timeline.
Click here to read examples of how ASEs on campus have successfully enforced their rights under the contract
If you have a concern, problem or question related to your work at the University, please fill out the form below.