One of the most important benefits you have as a union member is the right to grievance and arbitration. In cases where you feel your rights under the contract have been violated or you feel you have been unjustly treated in another way, you have the right to have your dispute dealt with. The President of Local 791 together with union representatives work closely with Local 791ís legal counsel in handling grievances and representing members at arbitrations.
The Grievance and Arbitration procedure under the union contract is the way that the union and the company resolve disputes arising under the union contract. The procedure works best when problems are settled at the store or warehouse level by the shop steward and the store or warehouse manager. The employee who has a work related problem reports it to the steward and the steward and the employee meet with the manager to seek a fair solution.
For more difficult matters the UFCW Local 791 union representatives are available to assist the steward in obtaining a settlement and, if necessary, to carry the grievance to the next step. Issues that cannot be settled at the store or warehouse level are addressed by the Union office and the Company labor relations office.
Most issues are satisfactorily resolved
at the store or warehouse or between the Union office and the Company labor relations people. For those problems that remain
unsettled, either the Company or the
late Attorney Warren Pyle of the law firm Pyle,
For further information or if you have questions please feel free to call the union office at 1-800-535-2752.
Grievance & Arbitration Procedure
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