Union Fact Sheet

Every written grievance should contain the five W’s
Who * Why * When * Where * What

  1. Who was involved? Names, lodge number, jobs, department
  2. Why is it a grievance? Seniority bypass, pay shortage, unjust treatment,
    violation of past practices, safety hazards
  3. When did it happen? Date, time– Show the date the grievance occurred,
    not when written.
  4. Where did it happen? Plant,
    department, section
  5. What settlement is wanted?
    Enforce contract, be put on job,
    adjust seniority, retroactive
    pay–If the settlement is to be
    retroactive, this should be

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