YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR UNION IF:
- You are having difficulties with your department chair or Dean - the Union can offer assistance to resolve problems and secure your rights.
- You have received a letter from a college/university official criticizing your performance – the Union will assist you in securing your rights.
- You believe your salary is not being properly calculated or that college/university policies are being unfairly or inequitably applied – you may have a grievance.
- You believe you have been discriminated against because of your age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, national origin, physical handicap, political or union activity or sexual orientation - - you may have a grievance and/or Civil Rights complaint.
- You are the subject of sexual harassment or have been accused of sexual harassment - - the Union can advise you of your rights and familiarize you with procedures that are to be followed.
- You have been discouraged by a supervisor or other member of management from seeking Union assistance - - you may be the victim of an unfair labor practice.
- You believe you are about to be disciplined – you have the right to union representation in such situations.
- You are not in the AFT unit and think you should be – the Union may be able to secure your inclusion in the bargaining unit.
- You have questions about or problems with your pension coverage – the Union will attempt to resolve the problem for you.
- You are injured at work – you will need to know the rules and time limits for filing Workers’ Compensation so that you do not lose these benefits.
- You have been asked to “volunteer” for an activity that is not part of your normal duties – you may be entitled to extra pay and you may lose benefits if you are injured while “volunteering.”
If you have any of the problems
described above, you should immediately contact your grievance chairperson
or local president. If you cannot contact
them within 2-3 days, call the Council office at 908-964-8476. DO NOT DELAY. YOU MAY FORFEIT THE
TO TAKE ACTION
TO SECURE YOUR RIGHTS.