Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Grievances | Rating:
4.25

The grievance procedure is there to protect your rights and ensure that the contract is adhered to. You can file a grievance in order to remedy a violation of the UFT/DOE contract or DOE regulation, circular or established practice. Your chapter leader can help you identify the appropriate article or rule that has been violated. Our contract provides members the right to file a grievance if they believe their rights have been violated. Before filing a grievance, it is a good idea to speak...

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Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Grievances | Rating:
4.25

Not at all. Before filing a grievance, it is always a good idea to speak with your chapter leader about resolving the issue informally. Our contract also provides for professional conciliation on the educational issues listed in the contract and a special complaint process to help if you are being harassed.

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Grievances | Rating:
2.12

If you believe your contractual rights have been violated, you should contact your chapter leader for advice and assistance. The chapter leader will enter your grievance in the UFT grievance system and provide both you and your principal with a copy. Your chapter leader will also accompany you to and represent you at your Step 1 grievance hearing with the principal and explain the process to you.

Posted Aug 4, 2010 | Category: Grievances | Rating:
3.5

In most cases, a grievance must be filed within 30 school days from the time you have knowledge of the act or condition that violates the contract. However, in certain types of grievances, the time limits are shorter. For example, all reorganization grievances must be filed within two school [work] days of your knowledge of or receipt of your assignment. Most per session grievances must also be filed within two school days.

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