oct-24_Notes - Common grievance issues Discipline and...

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Common grievance issues Discipline and discharge: the most important for most unions in standard CB settings Seniority: workers who believe they have not been treated appropriately under the seniority guidelines of contract . Transfers and promotions within the firm —most companies give preferences to senior employees and this causes grievances b/c this always requires some sort of employer choice, and there’s a large gray area (left to discretion). - b/c of union seniority clause, there are questions of whether employers discriminate against a protected class (seniority clause conflicts with non-discrimination clauses: race, gender, sexual orientation) b/c transfers and promotions are usually given according to seniority rather than their protected status class. . Job security/ job loss: whether job security provisions have been followed correctly Work rules: exist in all employer settings; safety grievances are especially common; unions often have joint-labor-management safety committees that
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course ILRCB 2050 taught by Professor Givanr during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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