A Grievance is a claimed breach, misinterpretation or improper application of the terms of this Agreement; or claimed violation, misinterpretation or misapplication of rules or regulations, existing policies, orders, letters of memoranda or agreement, administrative decisions, or laws, applicable to the agency or department which employs the grievant which establish terms and conditions of employment.
The purpose of the Grievance procedure is to resolve grievances and to assure prompt and equitable solutions of problems arising from the administration of the Agreement, or other conditions of employment by providing the exclusive vehicle set forth in the Contract between CWA and the State of New Jersey article 4, Grievance Procedure; for the settlement of grievances. An employee is entitled to use this grievance procedure and to be represented by the Union upon his or her request in accordance with the provisions of this Article. An employee shall not be coerced, intimidated or suffer any reprisal as a direct or indirect result of such use.Read More
Our CWA contracts spell out grievance procedures that protect us from unfair firings, arbitrary treatment, and favoritism in the handling of promotions, layoffs, scheduling, work assignments, and other issues. We are entitled to a hearing with representation from CWA if we are unfairly treated. If the employer and grievant are unable to reach a resolution, our case can be decided by a neutral, third-party arbitrator. Arbitration provisions help guarantee due process and fair treatment — and it prevents employers from having the final say. Our contract establishes rights, wages and benefits that cannot be changed by management without negotiating with us and our elected union representatives.Read More