Written by Darcy Hryn-Bird, ASPA Member Services
Our Member Services Officer, Darcy Hryn-Bird, is currently handling twenty-one (21) active grievances. Unsure what a grievance is or how to file one? For more information go here.
Most of the outstanding grievances are related to the employer failing to deduct Association dues from several positions across campus. ASPA has been raising this issue with the Employer for the last number of years and started to file grievances when it became clear that our message was not being heard. The grieved positions are currently in the “Research” group and are not in the scope of any bargaining unit. We believe that these positions are similar to what our members are currently doing. The reason that ASPA is pursuing these grievances is not to get more dues or increase our membership, but to ensure that employees of the University have been appropriately placed in a bargaining unit. We have made some progress on a few of the grievances in this area, but the movement is slow going. Continue reading “Grievance Updates”