Grievance Report – June 13, 2018

Grievance Report-Chicopee Education Association


June 13, 2018


Level 4-Grievance 1D- Denied moving to arbitration- 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 4Grievance 3ADenied moving to arbitration-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 Grievancein the process of compromising with new timeline language-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 4ALetter is being revised- no longer a letter of discipline 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 5ALetter is being revised- no longer a letter of discipline 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 acquiesced and has given us some of the requested documents needed to investigate grievances- 2 months after the request.


  • Evaluation issues- Management must have evidence to support their evaluation claims. This evidence must be uploaded within 3-5 days into TeachPoint.