This webinar will explore all aspects of successful grievance processing:
- evaluating which workplace problems can best be addressed through your grievance procedure;
- gathering the relevant facts and understanding how contract language applies;
- drafting strong grievances and processing them properly through the required steps; constructing and delivering solid arguments in support of your grievances;
- deciding whether a settlement is the best outcome.
The presentation will also cover some of the important legal rules that come into play in grievance processing: the duty of fair representation; confidentiality; and establishing past practice.
Michael Mauer has worked as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board and AFSCME, and as an attorney / negotiator with a number of unions, including serving as Director of Organizing and Services for the American Association of University Professors and Director of Collective Bargaining for SEIU. His publications include The Union Member’s Complete Guide, Welcome to the Union, and Academic Collective Bargaining. He has taught in the labor studies programs at the National Labor College, the University of Illinois, and Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
When: January 20, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (EST)