If you suspect any provision of our contract has been broken, please get in touch immediately with your district’s stewards or email us our general address. Our contract provides a mechanism for addressing these workplace issues: grievance procedure. Write us as soon as something happens because most grievances have a 15 business day time limit for them to be pursued.
If you want to help enforce the contract for your colleagues, consider becoming a Departmental Steward!
GRIEVANCE and ARBITRATION PROCEDURE
If the conditions of the contract are not met, there is an arbitration procedure described in our agreement with NYU that we need to follow (Article XX).
- Contact the union stewards as soon as possible after you notice a grievance, since we must start the grievance procedure within 15 business days except in cases of harassment or discrimination (not including Saturdays, Sundays and university holidays).
- Beginning September 1, 2020, there is now no time limit to file a grievance related to harassment and discrimination.
- If the process for grievances not related to harassment or discrimination starts later than 15 days after the grievance happened, NYU has no obligation to respond to the grievance (though we can still try!).
- The first step is always to informally discuss the grievance with the appropriate faculty member or administrator in the department/unit. The graduate worker should do this with a GSOC-UAW representative. If the grievance is not addressed within 10 days to the worker’s satisfaction, we will help to appeal the grievance further.
- If the grievance involves more than one student worker, the Union can start a collective grievance procedure. Please see the contract for details, or contact us, if you have questions!
For information about non-discrimination, sexual abuse, and termination, see Articles XIVB,C.
For information about union leadership and structure, click here (Article IVHa,b; Article XIII; Article VA; Article XIIF).