Grievance Report – May, 2017

Grievance Report-Chicopee Education Association

May 17, 2017

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 The Association asserts that the district’s  unpublished policy of escrowing out veteran teachers is punitive in that it monetarily punishes staff for an anticipated owing of money to the district if the staff member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

Grievance 1E-Level 2 Class Coverage for Substitute Paraprofessionals- Management is paying substitute paraprofessionals- in some schools- class coverage rate when covering for a teacher.


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- resolved
  • Unit E member forced to work on Unit A PD days for two years- resolved with payment to Unit E for days worked- resolved
  • We would like to know instances of veteran staff being transferred to new positions either within or outside their buildings- when their current position is not being eliminated.