- Conducting an investigation and researching the problem
- Preparing for the meeting with the employer
- Stating and framing the case at the first step meeting
- Using the UE Grievance Action Sheet
Here are the "Seven Tests" as to whether the boss has used "just cause" in discipline and discharge cases.
UE stewards have a tough job. But, by keeping in mind some of the pitfalls stewards face while representing members in any UE workplace, the job becomes a little easier to do.
When an employer denies a grievance after the first step, it is up to the steward to submit a written grievance. If the grievance is questionable, it is best to have the Chief Steward or Union Committee review the facts, and make the decision on whether to proceed with the grievance.
Using organization instead of arbitration is often the best way to resolve grievances.
Why? Arbitration can: