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When does a first step grievance have to be filed? Many UE contracts have language that says the union must file a grievance as soon as it knows a grievance exists. Some contracts put time limits on the first step, “The union must file a grievance within 10 days of knowing that a grievance existed.” Of course there are contracts that have no time limit on when the first step can be filed.
UE has put together this collection of resources for doing political education about "right-to-work" and building effective unions in "right-to-work" conditions.
A strike is always our last resort. As UE members we know that there are hundreds of ways to put pressure on an employer to settle a good contract. But the strike — or the threat of one — remains the single most powerful inducement to force employers to deal with the demands of workers. Remember - only your local membership can decide to strike - not UE Officers, staff or workers from other locals or shops.