What is a grievance?
A grievance is a complaint, claim, or dispute arising under the current contract. Grievances are limited to matters of interpretation or application of provisions of the contract, except for a few provisions that are specifically excluded from the grievance procedure.
If you need clarification on what is or is not a grievance we recommend talking to your TALB Site Representative, TALB Leadership and or Staff .
What is an example of a grievance?
Let’s say an administrator or supervisor directs you to work through your lunch. That is a violation of provisions of the Contract.
- K-12 Contract: Article V Days & Hours – Workday A #8
All unit members shall be entitled to the statutory minimum duty-free lunch period of thirty (30) minutes.
- CDC/ HS Contract: Article V Days & Hours – CDC Workday Section C #1
Full-time CDC teachers shall be employed for eight (8) hours a day, inclusive of thirty (30) minute duty-free lunch period, preparation time, and breaks.
- CDC/ HS Contract: Article V Days & Hours – Head Start Section H #2
Full-time Head Start teachers are employed for eight (8) hours a day, including preparation time and breaks, exclusive of a thirty (30) minute duty-free lunch period.
How to File a Grievance.
TALB has two contracts representing K-12 bargaining unit members and CDC/HS bargaining unit members. The K-12 Contract – Article XIII Grievance Procedureexplains the definitions and steps. The CDC/HS Contract – Article XII Grievance Procedure explains the definitions and steps.
The first step is to speak to a TALB Site Representative, TALB Leadership or TALB staff. This will help you in determining if a grievance (a contractual break) has occurred. The Association may have a record of similar grievances.