Understanding the Grievance Procedure
IBEW 10's Business Manager Gary Bonker informs his members on the grievance procedure
Over the years I have noticed how much confusion there is about grievances and the grievance process at NYSEG with our Local 10 members. Many prefer to make up their own rules about how it should work, others are happy to listen to a co-worker and take it as gospel. The process is laid out in our "contract" or "Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)." Article XVII on page 49.
If there is no settlement at the first step the grievance should be sent immediately to the Local 10 office to be written up. There are only 10 days to have the grievance written up and sent to the company. Then a committee from the Union and a committee from the company will meet to resolve the grievance. If there is not a resolution to the grievance at second step, the grievance will go before the Executive Board to be passed to Third Step or be withdrawn based on the merit of the grievance. If the grievance is passed, there will then be another meeting of committees from the Union and Company to find a resolution. Should that not happen the grievance once again goes before the Executive Board to be passed to Arbitration or be withdrawn based on the merits of the grievance.