What is a Grievance?

Article 6.1.A of the contract defines a grievance as "A formal grievance is defined as a written complaint alleging that there has been a violation, misinterpretation, or misapplication of a specific provision(s) of this Collective Bargaining Agreement (“Agreement”), excluding Section 6.2, 6.2A, and 6.2B. Matters not contained in this Agreement are not subject to this grievance process."

Before you can file a formal grievance, Article 6.3.A requires you to conduct an informal conference with you immediate supervisor in order to attempt to resolve the issue. You may be accompanied by a CFCE representative at this meeting and the meeting must occur within twenty (20) days (a day is defined in Article 6.1.E as a day during which the District Office is open for business) of when you knew or reasonably should have known of the act or omission giving rise to the grievance. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to file a grievance. Grievances might not be resolved overnight, but CFCE will assist you if there has been a clear violation of the contract.


If you think you have a grievance, please complete the Issue Form explaining your concern and submit to one of the following:

CFCE: Andrew Deaso, Ext. 25163

CFCE: Jamie Crowder, Ext. 58765

CCC: Kevin Donahue Ext. 16215

GWC: Michael Carrizo Ext. 58143

OCC: Quintin Powell Ext. 26279

Download a CFCE Issue Form

"The key issue is jobs. You can't get away from it: jobs. Having a buck or two in your pocket and feeling like somebody."
    - Studs Terkel

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Coast Federation of Classified Employees, AFT Local 4794
PO Box 3688
Huntington Beach, CA 92605
Telephone: (714) 895-8765
Fax: (714) 895-0804
California Labor Federation
Orange County Labor Federation
The California federation of Teachers
American Federation of Teachers
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