My name is Gina Domenici and I am the CAS Grievance Chair. In 2018, I have worked at CTA for 21 years and started with CTA when I was 23 years old. I have been the CAS Grievance Chair for over 8 of those years. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with a minor in Public Administration. I am a single mother of an 8-year-old daughter and when I’m not working I can be found enjoying my time off doing fun adventures with her and spending time with our small farm of animals. During my time as CAS Grievance Chair, we have been successful in resolving numerous grievances. Over the past eight years, I have built a great working relationship with the leaders of CAS and CTA management.
I am a proud Union Member and take pride in representing CAS Members.
This is a brief outline of the grievance process. See Article 15 of the CTA/CAS Agreement for specific details. In the event that you think you might have a grievance, contact your District CAS representative as soon as possible. ALL DEADLINES SPECIFIED IN YOUR CONTRACT MUST BE MET. A grievance is a claim based upon an event or condition relating to the interpretation, meaning, or application of any of the provisions in the contract. A grievance may be filed by an individual employee, a number of employees or CAS. No reprisal of any kind shall be taken by the employer or any of its agents against any party because of participation in the grievance procedure. STEPS OF THE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE: Grievances must be filed within thirty (30) days of the event or condition upon which the grievance is based, or within thirty (30) days of the time at which the grievant and/or CAS could reasonably have had knowledge of such event or condition.
Informal conference with employee’s immediate supervisor.
File Level I in writing on Grievance Form with immediate supervisor.
Response: Must be received within twenty (20) days.
Level II appeal must be filed within ten (10) days of receipt of the Level I denial.
Response: Employer schedules a meeting and renders response within ten (10) days.
Ten (10) days following receipt of Level II response, may ask CAS to submit grievance to arbitration. CAS informs CTA within twenty (20) days of intention to submit grievance to arbitration.
Within ten (10) working days, CAS and CTA attempt to agree on mutually acceptable arbitrator. If unable to reach agreement, parties request a list of abritrators from the AAA.
A pre arbitration hearing settlement conference will be held between the parties for the purposes of settlement and grievance review.
The decision of the Arbitrator is final and binding.
CTA’s failure to respond within the time limits shall automatically be deemed to be a denial of the grievance at that level, unless waived or modified by mutual agreement. NOTE: “Days” as used in the CTA/CAS Agreement mean working days unless otherwise specified in the Agreement.