Committee members: Janice Williams, Chair
- Talithea Briggs, Co-Chair
- Ronald Sanasac, Co-Chair
The Association Grievance Committee (AGC) serves members when contract violations occur. Most Level One grievances may be handled by building level representatives or can be submitted to the AGC. Information of all Level One grievances shall be sent to the Grievance Committee by building level representatives or individual members.
To contact the Grievance Committee: Call the TEA office at: 609-396-0016 Ext. 13
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Grievance? Grievance is a process used when there is a violation of the contract and the issue is not resolved.
How do I begin the grievance process? Your TEA Chief Building Representative or TEA Building Representative is the first person you should contact. They will then determine if they can solve the problem themselves or refer it to the Grievance Committee.
Then what happens? You should write or email the details of the problem to your grievance contact person. The grievance contact is the individual who will file a level one grievance on behalf of the member when it is determined that the member does have a grieve-able issue.
What do you mean, “grieve-able issue”? Remember that there is a distinct difference between a grievance and a building problem. A building problem is usually handled by that building’s representatives. Sometimes a building problem can lead to a grievance, but that is not always the case. Do not assume that because an issue was discussed that a grievance has been filed. Filing a grievance is the final step, not the first.
What happens when a grievance is filed? | Most grievances start at Level One to resolve the problem with the individual who can grant the remedy. If remedy is not granted it goes to Level Two – the Superintendent of Schools or designee will then review it and either agree that there has been a violation of the contract or not. If there is no remedy, then it goes to Level Three – Board member hearing. If there is no satisfactory remedy, we may then take it to Level Four – Arbitration. Further details of our grievance procedure can be found in the TEA contract, Article III, pages 7 – 14.