Grievance Report – January- February 2018

Grievance Report-Chicopee Education Association

January -February 14, 2018

Level 4-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Level 4- Grievance 2A- A Unit A member was given a letter of appointment to coach and sport and then management rescinded the letter and gave the position to another person- a month after the letter was issued.

Level 4Grievance 3A– Class Action- Per Diem- Management is continuing to refuse to acknowledge per diem pay for forced work during prep time- an established past practice.

Level 2 Grievance 1E- Para dismissed without “just cause.” Denied at Level 1

Level 3 Grievance 2E– Class Action- Salary- Step Provisions- bumped to Level 3 due to management not responding


Issues Dealt With This Month


  • Leave of Absence- not being granted – ULP filed in one case due to concerted activity
  • Staff being docked 7 hours instead of 6 when absent on a meeting day
  • Paycheck deductions/sick time for leaving early