Your Right to Fair Treatment

Everyone wants to have a stress-free and fair working relationship on the job. However, sometimes problems arise in every workplace.

A Teamsters contract includes a procedure to protect you from being treated unfairly or fired without good reason or cause. It also protects you from discrimination or favoritism in the way work assignments, promotions, layoffs, or other issues are handled.

A complaint that the contract has been violated is called a “grievance.”
If you think management may have violated your rights, or if you have questions or problems regarding work, tell your Teamsters steward. The steward and other local union leaders can answer your questions and help you figure out the best way to solve the problem. Sometimes that involves discussions with management or it may require generating the support of other workers for a fair solution. To contact your steward and discuss a grievance, start here.