Contract Enforcement: Is the Grievance Procedure Working?
When UPS Freight Teamsters joined the union, one of the main things we were looking for was to get on an even playing field with management.
A grievance procedure is supposed to protect our day-to-day work lives. We have to live under the contract and we expect management to do the same.
Our contract language is only as good as the enforcement behind it. We’re looking for members’ ideas for improving the grievance procedure (Article 7) and contract enforcement.
Send us your story of how you or your steward won a grievance. Or, tell us what problems or roadblocks you’ve run into in filing a grievance or what happened after it got to the panel.
Tell us any other observations you have regarding the process. Use the “comment” section to inform other Teamsters of the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to your experience with grievances.