Know Your Contract

Sep 16, 2014 by

griev·ance (grēvəns/) noun: 1. a real or imagined wrong or other cause for complaint or protest, especially unfair treatment; 2. a feeling of resentment over something believed to be wrong or unfair; 3. an official statement of a complaint over something believed to be wrong or unfair. synonyms: injustice, wrong, injury, complaint, grumble, grouse, resentment, bitterness, pique, beef, bone to pick I like the first and second definitions because, let’s face it, there’s a lot of injustice in the workplace. And forget the “imagined” or “believed to be;” reality is frequently quite bad enough. But it’s really the last definition—an official statement of a complaint—that applies to the work of the LIUFF.   It’s through the grievance process that we protect the rights our contract guarantees, and it’s also through this process that we interpret...

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