Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a grievance?    A grievance exists when a bargaining unit member has a reasonable allegation that a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) section (s) has/have been violated, misinterpreted, or misapplied.  A grievance is a dispute between between an Association, through its members, and the District regarding an employment contract, rule, or practice.
  2. What is not a grievance?     A grievance is NOT a dispute between employees/members, nor should it be a personal conflict between a grievant and an administrator. 
  3. Who can I ask for help at my site if I think I have a grievance?    First, read the contract and find the language and article that you are grieving. You can find the contract under the Member Information tab.  Second, consult your site representative for next steps. Work together with your site rep as it goes to your principal for clarification and revision.