Grievance Report – May 16, 2018

Grievance Report-Chicopee Education Association

May 16, 2018

Level 4-Grievance 1D- Denied- 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-Resolved- The SC agreed to pay our member ½ of the salary. A Unit A member was given a letter of appointment to coach a sport and then management rescinded the letter and gave the position to another person- a month after the letter was issued.

Level 4Grievance 3ADenied-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 4 Grievance 1E-Resolved- The para will be offered a new position. Para dismissed without “just cause.” Denied at Level 3

 Level 4 Grievance 2EBeing Resolved -Class Action- Salary- Step Provisions- bumped to Level 4 due to management not responding after Level 3 meeting on 3/19

 Level 4 GrievanceDenied-Class Action All Units- 3-16-2018- Management’s refusal to count the day they receive a grievance as Day 1 of the timeline-bumped to Level 4 due to management not responding after Level 3 meeting on 3/19

 Level 3-Grievance 4A– Lack of identified wrong doing in discipline letter. Bumped to Level 3 due to management not responding.

 Level 2-Grievance 3EBeing Resolved- Class Action- Salary Discrepancy- Bilingual Interpreting- some bilingual interpreters are being paid to interpret at meetings- others are not.

 Level 3-Grievance 5A– Bumped to Level 3 due to timeline violation. Unit A member is accused of allegedly not following the chain of command in the building- resulting in a formal letter of reprimand. Management is refusing to turn over documents of evidence which are required by law.

Issues Dealt With This Month

  • Management has ignored several requests for information in order to investigate the merit of a grievance regarding the appointment of Year 1 and Year 2 mentors. This is the 5th time the Association has requested information from management that has either gone ignored or been denied.