Someone needs to ask President Michael Mulgrew at Thursday's town hall why the UFT grievance process has not been fully reopened yet.
This is from Principal's Digest:
Guidance on UFT Grievances and DC 37 Disciplinary Conferences
Please note the reinstatement of past practices regarding UFT grievances and DC 37 disciplinary conferences below:
UFT Grievances: Effective February 8, all grievances regarding the termination of a paraprofessional, nurse, or therapist may be filed pursuant to the applicable collective-bargaining agreements. Effective February 22, all grievances regarding salary and leave matters shall be processed according to the applicable collective-bargaining agreements. Please note that these grievances are filed directly with the DOE Office of Labor Relations (OLR). All grievance conferences shall be conducted virtually via video and scheduled in a manner consistent with the applicable contract. Except in extraordinary circumstances, all participants (e.g., DOE Hearing Officer) are expected to appear via video; however, principals and assistant principals (APs) may continue to participate by phone. In the event that the employee/grievant and/or union representative do not participate by video, all parties may participate by phone.
DC 37 Grievances and Disciplinary Conferences: All disciplinary conferences for DC 37 employees shall be scheduled in a manner consistent with the contract and may be conducted virtually via video or phone. The DOE shall provide the call-in information to the employee and the employee’s union representative, if identified, in the grievance form/email. To the extent possible, the DOEand DC 37 should exchange relevant information prior to any disciplinary conference; however, if the information is provided at the conference, the employee and union representative should be provided with a brief break to review and confer privately.
Effective immediately, all DC 37 grievances may be filed pursuant to the applicable collective-bargaining agreements. All grievance conferences shall be conducted virtually via video or phone. DOE supervisors shall provide a conference number and/or call-in information (Zoom or MS Teams only), to the employee and union representative identified in the grievance. If the employee and/or DC 37 do not wish to participate by video or phone, they may waive the Step 1 conference (in writing), and proceed to the next step in the grievance process.
For additional guidance or support, email your senior field counsel.