by Frank Vehafric
The Ezone, Local 328’s online grievance tracking and member support system has been active and available to members for about six weeks. So far, the system has been a great help in assisting our stewards in assigning and following up on grievances. It’s also been very valuable in helping us pinpoint where problems are likely to arise in the grievance handling process.
Many members may not know that they can access the Ezone directly using the links at the top of the page. If you have a question for the stewards or staff, if you need emergency representation at a meeting, or if you want to initiate a grievance – you can do it all with the Ezone.
We encourage you to use the Ezone for several reasons. It’s convenient and it creates a record of your request for help. No lost phone messages, no email which gets bounced back. In addition, the record you create helps us to identify problem areas in the contract, or in the workplace.
Local 328 is getting ready to let a contract to a local company and/or software developer to take over maintenance and upgrades of the Ezone. If you know a software developer who may be interested in responding to the Union’s Request For Proposal, please send them this link to the RFP. We’ll be happy to hear from them.