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This Week's Labor Video

What's Going on With Overtime?

Economist Robert Reich breaks down the need to raise the threshold for overtime pay.

This Week's Member Tip

The Steps of a Grievance

Before just about any workplace complaint is put into writing, as a formal grievance, an attempt should be made to work through the problem at the lowest level. Even if your contract’s grievance procedure doesn’t specifically call for an informal oral step to start out 2015.07.27 membertip grievance.stepswith, you and/or your union steward should talk to a supervisor in an attempt to clear up any misunderstandings, or to resolve any disagreement. This is almost always a good idea, in part because once a complaint is committed to writing, parties’ positions tend to harden. And even if an informal attempt to address a problem does not in fact resolve it, it generally has the beneficial effect of clarifying what the problem is and how the parties may see it differently. But if informal attempts don’t work, the next step consists of formally putting the grievance in writing. Generally the idea is simply to lay out, at least in general terms, that an identified action taken by the employer is being challenged, and that certain relief is sought. Your contract booklet itself may contain a sample form to be used to initiate a grievance. One or more face-to-face meetings take place following the filing of a formal written grievance. At these meetings, the union and the employer representatives try to hash out whether they agree on what the facts are, whether the contract has in fact been violated, and if so, what it will take to resolve the grievance.

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

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
IAM Canada
Federal District 1, NFFE - IAM
District 1, Woodworkers
District Lodge 2, Woodworkers
District Lodge W-3, Woodworkers in WI, MI, MN, and ND
District 5, North and South Dakota
District 6, Des Moines, IA
District 8, Chicagoland, IL
District 9, MO & Southern IL
District 10, Milwaukee, WI
District 11, Quebec
District 14, Edmonton, Alberta
District 19
District Lodge No. 24, OR and WA
District 26, CT
District 27, Louisville, KY
District 28, OH
District Lodge 37, Houston, TX
District 66, La Crosse, WI
District 70, KS
District 77, St. Paul, MN
District 98, York, PA
District Lodge 141, Airlines
District Lodge 142
District 143
District Lodge 160, Seattle, WA
District 161, Lake Charles, LA
District 166, Cape Canaveral, FL
District 181, Manitoba
District 190, Oakland, CA
District Lodge 751, Boeing, Seattle, WA
District 776, TX
District 837, MO
Local Lodge FL1, San Francisco, CA
Local Lodge S6, Bath, ME
Local Lodge S7, Bath, ME
Local Lodge 10, Richmond, VA
Local Lodge W12, Klamath Falls, OR
Local Lodge 14, Horn Lake, MS
Local Lodge 18, Meridian, MS
Local Lodge 21, La Crosse, WI
Local Lodge 31, Omaha, NE
Local Lodge 44, Athens, AL
Local Lodge 48, Chicago, IL
Local Lodge 63, Portland, OR
Local Lodge 66, Milwaukee, WI
Local Lodge 70, Ft. Wayne, IN
Local Lodge 75, Cheektowaga, NY
Local Lodge 78, Milwaukee, WI
Local Lodge 100, Boston, MA
Local Lodge 104, Huntington, WV
Local Lodge W157, Tacoma, WA
Local Lodge 174, Ft. Worth, TX
Local Lodge 175, York, PA
Local Lodge 180, North Platte, NE
Local Lodge 243, Red Lion, PA
Local Lodge 263, Salisbury, NC
Local Lodge FL276, Madison, WI
Local Lodge 289, WA
Local Lodge 354, East Hartford, CT
Local Lodge 478, Genoa, IL
Local Lodge 516
Local Lodge 568, Salt Lake City, UT
Local Lodge 587, Portsmouth, RI
Local Lodge 601, AK
Local Lodge 610, Cape Canaveral, FL
Local Lodge 612, Seward, NE
Local Lodge 625, Blackshear, GA
Local Lodge 639
Local Lodge 648, Philadelphia, PA
Local Lodge 688, St. Louis, MO
Local Lodge 695, Montesano, WA
Local Lodge 700, Middletown, CT
Local 701, Countryside, IL
Local Lodge FL701, Dillon, MT
Local Lodge 708
Local Lodge 709, Marietta, GA
Local Lodge 712
Local Lodge 733, Raytheon Aircraft-Wichita
Local Lodge 737
Local Lodge 743, Windsor Locks, CT
Local Lodge 773, Cape Canaveral, FL
Local Lodge 774
Local Lodge 776A, Ft. Worth, TX
Local Lodge 778, Kansas City, MO
Local Lodge 830, Louisville, KY
Local Lodge 834, Wichita, KS
Local Lodge 837b
Local Lodge 838, Londonville, NY
Local Lodge 839, Wichita, KS
Local Lodge 845, Las Vegas, NV
Local Lodge 850, Oklahoma City, OK
Local Lodge 851, Channahon, IL
Local Lodge 873
Local Lodge 898
Local Lodge 912, Cincinnati, OH
Local Lodge 933, Tucson, AZ
Local Lodge 957, Watertown, WI
Local Lodge 1018, NY
Local Lodge 1115, La Crosse, WI
Local Lodge 1128, St. Marys, GA
Local Lodge 1137, Kensington, CT
Local Lodge FL1164, Concord, MA
Local Lodge 1191, Silvis, IL
Local Lodge 1197, S. Beloit, IL
Local Lodge 1217, Clear Lake, WI
Local Lodge 1238, Dubuque, IA
Local Lodge 1255, Amarillo, TX
Local Lodge 1271, Lawrence, MA
Local Lodge 1287, Salt Lake City, UT
Local Lodge 1345
Local Lodge 1377, Waukesha, WI
Local Lodge 1400, Thomasville, PA
Local Lodge 1406, Sun Prairie, WI
Local Lodge 1426, Sioux City, IA
Local Lodge 1433, Kensington, CT
Local Lodge 1441, Greenbrier, TN
Local Lodge 1486, Alexandria, VA
Local Lodge 1487
Local Lodge 1526
Local Lodge 1528, Modesto, CA
Local Lodge 1539, Elyria, OH
Local Lodge 1584, Oakland, CA
Local Lodge 1635, Albuquerque, NM
Local Lodge 1660, Montreal, Quebec
Local Lodge 1689, Albuquerque, NM
Local Lodge 1725, Charlotte, NC
Local Lodge 1726, East Boston, MA
Local Lodge 1728, Waterloo, IA
Local Lodge 1746a, Cheshire, CT
Local Lodge 1759, Washington, DC
Local Lodge 1771, Sparta, WI
Local Lodge 1776
Local Lodge 1782
Local Lodge 1788
Local Lodge 1802, Vermilion, OH
Local Lodge 1833, Bloomington, MN
Local Lodge 1885, Portland, OR
Local Lodge 1886, Commerce City, CO
Local Lodge 1947, Fon du Lac, WI
Local Lodge 1976 , U.S. Airways
Local Lodge FL1981, Vallejo, CA
Local Lodge 1989
Local Lodge 1992
Local Lodge 1994
Local Lodge 1998, Honolulu, HI
Local Lodge 2003
Local Lodge 2024, Huntington Beach, CA
Local Lodge 2105, Jamestown, NY
Local Lodge FL2109, Watervliet, NY
Local Lodge 2180, Reedsburg, WI
Local Lodge 2191, La Crosse, WI
Local Lodge 2200, Plymouth, PA
Local Lodge 2202
Local Lodge 2259, St. Clair, MI
Local Lodge 2269, Lyndon Station, WI
Local Lodge 2304, Clarendon, PA
Local Lodge 2305, Scranton, PA
Local Lodge 2319
Local Lodge 2328
Local Lodge 2379, Fernadle, WA
Local Lodge 2409, Louisville, KY
Local Lodge 2424, Aberdeen, MD
Local Lodge 2458, Argonne, IL
Local Lodge 2484, Hicksville, OH
Local Lodge 2495, NY
Local Lodge 2515
Local Lodge 2552, Wallops Island, VA
Local Lodge 2569, Ft. Wayne, IN
Local Lodge 2574, Huntington, IN
Local Lodge 2575, Milwaukee, WI
Local Lodge 2590, Macon, GA
Local Lodge 2656, Uniondale, NY
Local 2699, Albany, GA
Local Lodge 2740, Fairfield, ME
Local Lodge 2765, San Diego, CA
Local Lodge 2766, Huntsville, AL
Local Lodge 2777, Milton, FL
Local Lodge 2789, Martinez, GA
Local Lodge 2799
Local Lodge PM2839
Local Lodge 2905, Mountaintop, PA
National Pension Fund
National IAM Benefit Trust Fund
William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center at Placid Harbor
IAM/Boeing Joint Programs Site, Health and Safety Institute and Quality Through Training Program

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