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What are grievances used for?

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 with your chapter leader to discuss different ways the issue can be resolved.