Contract Grievances

When a dispute arises over an aspect of a collective bargaining agreement, an employee or union can file a grievance. Typically, these matters can be resolved through arbitration based on the terms of the agreement. Our firm has a great deal of experience representing clients through these matters.

At Greenberg Burzichelli Greenberg P.C., we understand the importance of resolving a grievance in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We encourage settlement before the matter ends up in formal arbitration. Our firm has been built around knowledgeable attorneys who are skilled negotiators. We work quickly and zealously on behalf of our clients.

A grievance can be filed based on any number of issues or incidents at work, including:

  • Overtime issues
  • Compensatory time
  • Health and safety
  • Payment for wages
  • Shift differential
  • Training issues
  • Transfers and reassignments
  • Service credit
  • Vacation or time off issues
  • Sick leave

Basically, any right or benefit in the contract that the union or employee feels the employer has violated can result in the filing of a grievance. It is also important to note that the contract is more than the four corners of the document. A union-management contract is the understanding of how the employees will be treated. The contract is also much more than its specific terms — it is the practice associated with those terms. Do not hesitate to contact a lawyer at our firm with any questions or concerns.

If you have questions regarding employment contract disputes, contact Greenberg Burzichelli Greenberg P.C. to schedule a consultation.