Today in Labor History: June 24
Birth of Agnes Nestor, president of the Int’l Glove Workers Union and longtime leader of the Chicago Women’s Trade Union League. She began work in a glove factory at age 14 – 1880
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Member Tip: Your Role in the Grievance Process
What is your role in processing a grievance through the steps? First, of course, it is your job initially to approach you union representative and report the problem as you see it. You will need to set forth the facts as accurately as you can and to make sure that your representative understands not only what has happened, but why it is a matter of concern to you and, perhaps, your co-workers as well. As the grievance case goes on, your steward or union grievance committee may well need additional information to evaluate or to process the grievance. Since you have a stake in the outcome, you should be prepared to assist them in obtaining any needed information. Building a winning grievance case usually is a team effort.
—Adapted from The Union Member’s Complete Guide, by Michael Mauer