Learn more about the coronavirus
and grocery workers!
If you are one of the many grocery employees working around the clock to keep food on the shelves during the coronavirus outbreak, we know you are exhausted and struggling to balance many different responsibilities. Thank you for all you are doing, and know we’re fighting hard for the protections you deserve. You can follow updates from the UFCW at ufcw.org/coronavirus.
Know Your Employment Rights During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Something going wrong at work?
Use your union contract's grievance procedure!
Has the contract been violated?
If a union member thinks his or her rights under the union contract have been violated, the first step is to discuss the matter with a shop steward or union representative. Call 817-421-1003.
Should the union determine a violation of the contract may have occurred, there will be an attempt to resolve the issue with the store manager.
You can email us grievance details and statements at firstname.lastname@example.org or filling out this form http://bit.ly/UFCWGrievance.
Laying out the facts
If a resolution is not reached, a meeting and/or phone conference is held with the employer (sometimes the store manager, district manager, or human resources as the case may be) in a further attempt to resolve the issue. If it is still not resolved, the issue may proceed to another step.
Finding a resolution
This step is for Human Resources and the Local's grievance team to sit down face to face and bring the matter up with all relevant facts and the contract. Rarely, another step is needed -
arbitration, in which an outside neutral arbitrator hears the case from both union and company representatives and delivers a binding decision.
Fill out a grievance statement!
Send the union your grievance statement using the button below.