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Faculty Rights Tip: Two kinds of grievances

The collective bargaining agreement provides two methods for the filing and processing of a grievance. They are referred to as the contract grievance track and the statutory grievance track.

The statutory track provides for a Faculty Hearing Committee to review the grievance and may, as a practical matter, involve claims which range far beyond direct contract violations.

The contract grievance track does not use a Faculty Hearing Committee and, as a practical matter, tends to focus on violations of the collective bargaining agreement.

There are other important differences between the two grievance tracks.

To learn more about the differences, as well as about grievance filing procedures click here to find CFA faculty rights advocates on your campus.

If you have questions about a Faculty Rights Tip or would like to suggest a tip, please write us with the subject line “Faculty Rights Tip

See previous Faculty Rights Tips on a range of topics in our contract.

Finally, CFA has embarked on an anti-racism and social justice transformation this year. To that end, we have been holding meetings to talk with faculty and will continue to offer trainings and workshops on Unconscious Bias. Contact your CFA chapter leaders to learn more.

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