The Toolkit: Tell your members if called into a meeting with management, they should say: "If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my shop steward be present at the meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to respond to any questions or statements."
We provide collective bargaining resources and strategic information to labor union officers, shop stewards, activists and rank-and-file union members.
•Have a new group of stewards who need training?
•Grievance machinery not working?
•Need strategic research on an organizing target? •Refresh and revise your communications?
Contact Robert Wechsler:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (914) 907-5787.
Here are 12 hints for writing good grievances:
1. Short and Sweet. Unless your contract specifies otherwise, limit the information you present to what the basic problem is, what violations have occurred, and how the problem . . . .
Public EmployeesTake a look at AFSCME's great video "Stop the Lies," along with some facts to counter the war on public employees.