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What is a "conciliation"?

What is a formal "grievance"?


AFA Conciliation/Grievance Officer  (Fall 2023)

Each article in AFA's Contract with the District has a specific focus; reading the appropriate article will help you to understand whether you have specific grounds for a contractual grievance. If you believe that your contractual rights have been violated, you can contact the AFA Conciliation/Grievance Officer. For links to the articles of the Contract, click here.

To read about faculty rights and responsibilities in the Student Complaint process click here (148K pdf)

If you are meeting with a supervisor or other representative of the District and you perceive the possibility of investigatory or disciplinary action against you, you have the right to ask that the meeting be adjourned and reconvened at a later time when you may have an AFA representative present to assist and counsel you.

Based on the 1975 U.S. Supreme Court ruling of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) vs. Weingarten, union employees are entitled to have union representation at meetings with supervisors that are investigatory or that could lead to disciplinary action. These rights have become known as the Weingarten Rights. (NLRB vs. Weingarten, Inc. 420 U.S. 251, 88 LRRM 2689).

Photo Mark Ferguson

Mark Ferguson
Conciliation/Grievance Officer
TREG Negotiator

  Phone: 707⁄527–4731 FAX: 707⁄524–1762 Last Update: 08/08/23