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Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor.

John F. Kennedy

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Grievance Forms

Selecting the items below to download the Grievance forms you need.


The grievance process has 4 steps. Each step must be completed with the aid of your campus' grievance rep.

Crafton Hills College

Grievance Representative

Valley College

Grievance Representative

What is a grievance?

A grievance is “an allegation by one or more unit members that there has been a violation, misinterpretation or misapplication of the specific provisions of the Agreement.” Article 9.A.1. The Union’s goal is “to resolve all grievances as expeditiously as possible, and at the lowest level possible.” Article 9.B.

What does a grievance rep do?

In consultation with the SBCCDTA President and CTA staff, the Grievance Representatives meet with members, college, and district representatives at their respective colleges to enforce the contract and resolve contractual conflicts.

Resolution of grievances is the responsibility of the Grievance Representative. The President of SBCCDTA appoints two Grievance Representatives, one from (and for) each college.

Grievance reps receive 0.2 released time (equivalent to a class or 7 hours of noninstructional).

The work of Grievance Representatives includes:

  • Learning the terms of the Bargaining Agreement, especially Article 9 (p.13)

  • Using the Grievance Forms in Appendix T, (pp.145-153)

  • Making contact with Deans

  • Inviting questions from Deans

  • Receiving emails and calls from members

  • Meeting with members

  • Researching and answering questions from members about contract issues

  • Advising members on contract issues

  • Attending meetings with management to represent a member, if requested by the member

  • Sending emails/notices to management on contract issues

  • Attempting to resolve allegations before a grievance (informal grievance process)

  • Filing formal grievances where allegations are not resolved through the informal process

  • Leading settlement of formal grievances

  • Attending training and conferences

  • Attending e-board meetings

How can I become a grievance rep?

Greivence reps are appointed by the Executive Board.


Faculty who are interested in learning the grievance process receive training and work with the college’s grievance representative with Executive Board approval. ​


Grievance training is provided through NEA, CTA, and CCA conferences; staff-hosted training sessions at our local offices; and shadowing.


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