Grievance Report-Chicopee Education Association

December 13, 2017

Level 3-Grievance 1D- New policies and procedures issued by Mr. Joyal have changed the working conditions of the Unit D members and violated their contract language – forcing them to work flex time.

Level 1- Grievance 2A- A Unit A member was given a letter of appointment to coach and sport and then management rescinded the letter and gave the position to another person- a month after the letter was issued.

Issues Dealt With This Month

  • W2R issues- a many of them
  • Per Diem Pay for Prep time
  • Elementary conference inequality complaints
  • Start times for schools being questioned by management
  • Leave of Absence- not being granted – ULP filed in one case due to concerted activity
  • Paycheck deductions/sick time for leaving early

Hours Unit A works at the secondary level:

7:41-2:08- student schedule – 6 hours and 27 minutes not including the extra 10 minutes as it is unassigned; however we are technically working- but not on duty– an additional 15 minutes in the morning. This brings us to 6 hours and 52 minutes.

25 minutes for lunch = 6 hours and 27 minutes

Our paychecks reflect 6 hours of pay- if management docks in true time – even though they are not paying in true time- the deduction isn’t proportionally accurate in terms of monetary compensation.

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