Here are a few questions that may help you answer a question before going to your local steward.  If this area still doesn't answer your questions, please contact your steward in your office.

 

1) Any letter carrier who feels grieved can file his/her own grievance?

A.  True     B.  False

 

2) If a letter carrier decides to file a grievance on their own behalf, they can agree on any remedy without the union being involved.

A. True     B. False

 

3) Every grievance must be heard at Informal A.

A. True     B. False

 

4) Every grievance should be thoroughly investigated.

A. True     B. False

 

5) If asked, what the grievance is about, the steward should give a general explanation.

A. True     B. False

 

6) The union has a right to an employee's medical records without the employee's authorization if it is relevant to a grievance investigation.

A. True     B. False

 

7) Which of the following is not based on Weingarten Rights?

A. Came about through a Supreme Court decision.    

B. Gave steward the right to represent an employee during a discussion. 

C. A steward just be requested by the grievant prior or during an investigatory interview.

D. A steward is not a silent witness during an investigatory interview.

 

8) When discussing a grievance, the parties should make a good faith effort to resolve disputes by focusing on the persons involved rather than the issue.

A. True     B. False

 

9) During the Informal Step A discussion, the supervisor and the steward have the authority to resolve the grievance in whole or in part.

A. True     B. False

 

10) Fifty-percent of a discussion at Informal or Formal A is listening to the other person.

A. True     B. False

 

11) The Informal and Formal A representatives must meet on an Employee Claim prior to appealing the case to the Step B Team.

A. True     B. False

 

12) If a carrier rips his/her pants on a gurney, he/she does not have to provide documentation from his vendor on the cost of the pants.

A. True     B. False

 

We hope that this has helped to answer some of your questions.  If you have questions that aren't listed that you feel would help other carriers, please let your steward know so they can be added. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers:  (1) A     (2) B     (3) B     (4) A     (5) A     (6) A     (7) B     (8) B     (9) A     (10) A     (11) B     (12) B



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