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Materials & Links for Stewards

7 Ways to Lose a Winning Grievance

What’s worse than losing a grievance?  It’s losing a grievance that you and everyone else knew was a 100 percent sure winner.  Download this PDF in English or Spanish to learn what NOT to do when filing a grievance.

Fact Sheet: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Workers with disabilities are often able to continue doing useful work if given the chance.  Download this fact sheet in English or Spanish to learn your rights, and the rights of your union brothers and sisters, under the ADA.

Fact Sheet: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The FMLA is a federal law that recognizes that workers should not have to choose between their jobs and the need to deal with family emergencies.  Download this fact sheet to learn your rights, and the rights of your union brothers and sisters, under the FMLA.

Step-By-Step Grievance Handling Booklet

Sometimes management lets grievances pile up and deliberately causes long delays in settling.  Download this booklet for detailed help in moving along the 3 steps to grievance handling:  Investigating.  Presenting.  Resolving.

Just Cause Defined

These ten questions should be asked in order to establish whether a situation meets the standards of Just Cause. The questions reflect standards frequently applied by arbitrators.