What is my union contract?
Your contract (also known as a collective bargaining agreement, or CBA) is a legally binding document that details the majority of your rights and responsibilities during your employment.
What do I do if I feel my rights have been violated?
- Check the facts in your contract! Many of the answers you seek are detailed in this document. For instance: holiday pay, vacation time, healthcare, retirement plan, discipline, grievance procedure (a system for fighting disciplinary action), scheduling, seniority, etc.
- For a copy of your contract, contact your union organizer at 808-941-2141 or email us.
- Talk to your shop steward about whether or not this is an issue that can be resolved in the boss’ office.
- If you do not know who your shop steward is, call our office at 808-941-2141.
- If the issue isn’t resolved, talk to your shop steward about filing a grievance. Read the grievance procedure section in your contract. Make sure to check how many days you have to file it!
- You can download, print, and fill out our Worker Grievance Form (PDF). Submit it to your shop steward or the Local 5 office. Filling out an intake form does not necessarily mean a grievance will be filed. You must follow up with our Contract Enforcement Team.
Contact our Contract Enforcement Team at (808) 941-2141 if you have any questions regarding these grievance forms, the grievance process, etc.