Grievance Report-Chicopee Education Association

March-April

Grievance 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 6A, 7A Moved to Level 3 due to lack of response from administration. Unit A members are being escrowed out due to having less than 5 days of sick time. The Association asserts that the district’s  unpublished policy of escrowing out veteran teachers is punitive in that it monetarily punishes staff for an anticipated owing of money to the district if the staff member goes beyond their allotted sick time. Staff are unprepared to deal with this unexpected and catastrophic financial burden in the middle of the school year as there is no written agreement of the practice. Unit A staff are contractually entitled to 21 equal bi-weekly paychecks.

Grievance 5A- Level 2-transference of work from Unit A to Unit E

Issues Dealt With This Month

  • Unit E member not being paid the same hourly rate as a Unit A member for performing the exact same job- still not resolved
  • Unit E member forced to work on Unit A PD days for two years- resolved with payment to Unit E for days worked.
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