Why Grieve?2014.08.18membertip-mad

One of the most frustrating experiences in the life of a union representative is to hear an employer say, “That’s just you complaining; none of the people you say you represent even cares.”  Sometimes it takes a grievance filed by an employee—or two or three or more—to get the employer to acknowledge that a particular problem is real and needs to be addressed.

—Adapted from The Union Member's Complete Guide, by Michael Mauer.