FAQs About Grievances

 

1. WHAT IS A GRIEVANCE?

Commonly Labor Agreements include a specialized definition of a grievance which is essentially the enforcement provision of the contract. Article XXIV of the UHPA/UH-BOR Agreement defines a grievance broadly as “a complaint by a Faculty Member or the Union concerning the interpretation and application of the express terms of this Agreement.” In general, then, it can be said that a grievance is a formal complaint against the University Administration (not another member of the faculty, or other individual personally) which alleges an adverse effect upon the grievant by an interpretation or application of a term or condition of the collective bargaining agreement (contract). The three question test:

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