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The grievance process is one method of resolving disputes between workers and their employers, usually in the context of a collective bargaining agreement. This entry describes the background of grievances and how they typically work.

Background

Currently, more than 40 states have enacted legislation guaranteeing public employees, including teachers and other school staff, the right to engage in collective bargaining. These collective bargaining laws allow public school teachers the right to organize and join employee labor organizations. Statutes in states that have passed public employee collective bargaining legislation discuss in great detail the legal rights and responsibilities of school board members and school employees, including rules for the formation of bargaining units, description of mandatory and prohibited subjects of bargaining, and procedures for alternate dispute resolution. However, ...

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