Do You Believe You Have a Grievance?

Upon completion and submission of this form, an AFSCME representative will contact you to help determine if the grievance procedure is right for your issue.

Enter your first name
Enter your last name
Enter the best telephone number to reach you (required)
Choose whether you are a member of our union. It's ok if you aren't sure, our reps can check later.
Where do you work at UMD?
What is your job title?
Describe you issue, providing as much detail as possible. The more information you provide, the more it will help your union rep get started.

Introduction Video

Navigating the 5 Steps of Grievance Handling

Grievance Handling Summary

A grievance is a dispute of one or more employees, or a dispute between the State and AFSCME, involving the interpretation, application, or enforcement of the express terms of this Agreement.

Each party involved in a grievance shall act quickly so that the grievance may be resolved promptly. Every effort should be made to complete action within the time limits contained in the grievance procedure. However, with the mutual consent of the parties, the time limitation for any step may be extended.

At any step of the grievance procedure, the State representative may determine it desirable to hold a grievance conference. If a grievance conference is scheduled, the grievant or an AFSCME steward, or both, may attend without loss of compensation.