Faculty Rights Tip: Grievance Filing Under the New CBA
Did you know that, under our new 2022-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), you now have 49 days to file a grievance if you believe your workplace rights have been violated? This provision of the contract is in place even as we enter factfinding in the bargaining process.
Article 10.4 allows you to file a grievance no later than 49 calendar days after the event giving rise to the grievance, or 49 days after you knew or reasonably should have known of the event giving rise to the grievance. If, for example, you are informed your class size has increased, your reassigned units for supervising a program are being cut for budgetary reasons (and not due to a decrease in your responsibilities), or your entitlement is not being met, the 49-day clock begins on that day you learn of a change in your working conditions. Please bear in mind that he 49-day clock is also in effect over the summer and on weekends, as the contract names the timeframe as calendar days, not business days or academic year periods.
CSU management now has 21 days to meet with you, starting from the date at which you file the grievance. Following that “Level 1 meeting,” management has 21 days to issue a written response to your grievance.
Once you believe your contractual rights might have been violated, do not wait! Contact your campus representative immediately.
Want to learn more? Become active with your local CFA chapter Faculty Rights team. Find your representative here.