Association Representative Guidelines

Association Represpresentative’s Communication Patterns

Duty of Fair Representation

Learning Your Contract

Sample of Circumstances – What If?
What If? Guidelines
What If – A member is the victim of assault or a theft in the classroom?
What If – A member faces a conference with the building adminstrator where disciplinary action is threatened?
What If – A member complains the he or she is not getting OEA and/or NEA publications?
What If – A member dies?
What If – A member becomes pregnant and seeks advice on her rights?
What If – A member is urged to resign rather than be non-renewed?
What If – Members of your association are laid off?
What If – A member wants to file a grievance against another member?
What If – A member is involved in a student injury?
What If – A member thinks they have a problem and may need the OEA/NEA legal services program?
What If – An employer files a ULP against a member, a representative, or the association?

Grievance

Role of the Assocation Representative in Grievance Situations
Balancing Interests in Advocacy and Grievance Processing
Don’t Judge – Defend
Keys to a Successful Grievance
Types of Grievances

Filing

Grievance File and Tracking Timelines
Grievance Form
Grievance Checklist
Grievance Forwarding Checklist
Informal Grievance Meeting Notes
Record of Discussion

Correspondence Examples

Accepting administrator’s resolution to a grievance
Letter of Concurrence
Non-waiver of contract language

Ohio Revised Code 4117.11:  Unfair Labor Practice