WHAT IS A GRIEVANCE?
A grievance is an unjust action, practice, or condition committed by management. It is a statement that an employer, or someone acting on behalf of an employer, has violated a worker’s rights agreed to under the contract, through legislation, or through the employer failing to meet management’s policies and procedures.
WHAT IS GRIEVABLE?
STEPS TO FILING A GRIEVANCE
PLEASE NOTE: In all STEPS, Local 1180 must be notified and involved.
New York Administrative Employees Local 1180
Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO
The name of this organization is Local 1180, Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO. These bylaws are the rules and regulations governing Local 1180. The objectives of the Local are to represent and to serve its members in accordance with the Bylaws and the rules of the Local, and provisions of the Constitution and the policies of the Union, in attaining its aims, goals, and purposes, which are to further, to better, and to advance the careers, the financial status, the interests, and the general welfare of the Local's members; attain and maintain a fair rate of wages and proper working conditions for its members in both private industry and public employment; and to promote efficiency in the Municipal Government of the City of New York. To accomplish these aims, the Local shall elect officers and an Executive Board and shall establish whatever committees are required to lead it.
Civil Service Facts
The New York State Constitution, Article V, Section 6 mandates that appointments and promotions in New York Civil Service are made according to merit and fitness.
“Appointments and promotions in the civil service of the State and all of the civil divisions thereof, including cities and villages, shall be made according to merit and fitness to be ascertained as far as practicable by examination which as far as practicable, shall be competitive…”
New York State Civil Service Law provisions deal with civil service matters for the state and local/municipal governments. Each local or municipal civil service agency has adopted rules to carry into effect the provisions of Civil Service Law. The local/municipal rules have the force and effect of law, and govern many aspects of merit system administration in the municipalities.
In New York City the agency responsible for the administration of civil service is the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). Civil service in NYC is administered under the Personnel Rules and Regulations of the City of New York.
Civil Service Fact Sheets
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