Contract Violations & Grievances

Tips for Writing Grievances
Writing an effective grievance is the first step to winning and the foundation for your case. Avoid common mistakes with these Teamster Grievance Writing Tips.

Investigating Grievances
A winning grievance starts with a good investigation. If you don’t have your facts straight, management will shoot down your case.

Using 'Just Cause' to Win Grievances
Understanding 'Just Cause' can help protect Teamsters from discipline or discharge.

The Seven Tests for Just Cause
Most Teamster contracts protect workers from termination except for “just cause.”

The Grievance Meeting: How to Present a Grievance to Management
The first stages of filing a grievance can be the most important, no matter what kind of grievance procedure your contract contains.

Steward's Corner: Last Chance Agreements
What should a fired member do if management offers them a “Last Chance Agreement” as a condition for getting their job back?

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