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Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:47 pm
by dataec
Who fights your battles for you?

Example, you have Grievance and you take it to your Union Rep.

Do they process the whole thing, part of it, some of it?

If you do it, do they provide any guidance, legal help, formats for composing written submissions.

If research is required - who does it?

Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:16 pm
by Respond Wayne
I belong to the UFCW... I've never had to file a Grievance, but I have been involved in our Contract Negotiations... They deal with everything, and explain everything to you... Our Union Rep always seems to be around our Head Office (where I work out of by Pearson Airport), and he deals with Management directly on behalf of the Employee.

I have no complaints about my Union.

Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:10 pm
by IMthePheonix
Respond Wayne wrote:I belong to the UFCW... I've never had to file a Grievance, but I have been involved in our Contract Negotiations... They deal with everything, and explain everything to you... Our Union Rep always seems to be around our Head Office (where I work out of by Pearson Airport), and he deals with Management directly on behalf of the Employee.

I have no complaints about my Union.


How the hell are you UFCW? I was in the local here, but actually worked in a related industry.

Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:20 pm
by Respond Wayne
IMthePheonix wrote:
Respond Wayne wrote:I belong to the UFCW... I've never had to file a Grievance, but I have been involved in our Contract Negotiations... They deal with everything, and explain everything to you... Our Union Rep always seems to be around our Head Office (where I work out of by Pearson Airport), and he deals with Management directly on behalf of the Employee.

I have no complaints about my Union.


How the hell are you UFCW? I was in the local here, but actually worked in a related industry.


Well, the "C" stands for "Commercial"... I am a "Commercial Worker"... Plus I will work for "Food" now & then... ;)

Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:38 am
by No 20 Year Medal
amccrae2 wrote:Back in your "for hire days" maybe ? 8)


:roll: Oh puhleeeeeze, don't get him started again...

And yes Wayner, I do have some shoulder flashes to deal with after trading with vpd recently :twisted:

Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:26 am
by dataec
Hoodwinkle wrote:
dataec wrote:Example, you have Grievance and you take it to your Union Rep.

Do they process the whole thing, part of it, some of it?


Depends...sometimes, I have seen a grievance completely filled out and all the griever has to do is put his/her name and signature on it. Mostly you would be required to fill it out

If you do it, do they provide any guidance, legal help, formats for composing written submissions.


Yes they will provide guidance, wording and the legal help if required.

If research is required - who does it?


The union.

If the union didn't do any of that I would be wondering what you are paying dues for.


I guess in the RCMP, you get what you pay for.

Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:11 pm
by RJB
IMthePheonix wrote:
Respond Wayne wrote:I belong to the UFCW... I've never had to file a Grievance, but I have been involved in our Contract Negotiations... They deal with everything, and explain everything to you... Our Union Rep always seems to be around our Head Office (where I work out of by Pearson Airport), and he deals with Management directly on behalf of the Employee.

I have no complaints about my Union.


How the hell are you UFCW? I was in the local here, but actually worked in a related industry.
I did too in alberta.. i thought they were a gong show. Jim O'Halloran, or whatever his name is, is a goof.

Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:49 pm
by TheWidowsSon
RJB wrote: Jim O'Halloran, or whatever his name is, is a goof.


I "GO" word!!!! :popcorn:

Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:03 pm
by T.M.DIESEL
TheWidowsSon wrote:
RJB wrote: Jim O'Halloran, or whatever his name is, is a goof.


I "GO" word!!!! :popcorn:


It is on..... :pistols: :boxer:
Always found it intriguing that such a passive word would cause such hatred in a Penal System.

Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:27 pm
by IMthePheonix
RJB wrote:
IMthePheonix wrote:
Respond Wayne wrote:I belong to the UFCW... I've never had to file a Grievance, but I have been involved in our Contract Negotiations... They deal with everything, and explain everything to you... Our Union Rep always seems to be around our Head Office (where I work out of by Pearson Airport), and he deals with Management directly on behalf of the Employee.

I have no complaints about my Union.


How the hell are you UFCW? I was in the local here, but actually worked in a related industry.
I did too in alberta.. i thought they were a gong show. Jim O'Halloran, or whatever his name is, is a goof.


Before his Union leader days, Big Jim actually worked in the plant I was in. The guys that had worked with him had some great stories of him. His exploits make an inept union look even worse.

I went to the management side and for 3 years after would still get telephone surveys from UFCW. Those were fun. :mrgreen:

Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:12 pm
by RJB
Everyone remember when big Jim ran those people over in his 'fat-guy-who-cannot-walk-golf-cart" during the brooks strike?
Stay classy ufcw.

Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:45 pm
by Respond Wayne
The president of our Local (175 & 633) was Wayne Hanely for quite some time now, but now I look on the Web Site and I see that "Shawn Haggerty" is now the president... :? Meh, I only deal with them every 5 years...

Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:52 pm
by IMthePheonix
RJB wrote:Everyone remember when big Jim ran those people over in his 'fat-guy-who-cannot-walk-golf-cart" during the brooks strike?
Stay classy ufcw.


There was also an incident in Edmonton, where Jim and the leader of Alberta Labour Org (or something like that), grabbed a guy, pushed him against a wall and threatened him, all while Global News was filming......................