Local 1994 Representatives negotiate collective bargaining agreements with management.

Your contract regulates everything related to where and how you work: your pay, promotions and awards, retirement eligibility, safety procedures and safety equipment. It must be followed by managers, supervisors, and workers.

Get to Know Your Contract

Over the years, your negotiating teams have won substantial improvements in all of the bargaining units we represent.

It is important to understand that the benefits listed in your contract — vacations, holidays, premium pay and wage rates — are not “gifts” from management; they were established by the hard work of your union bargaining team with the support of members like yourself.

Every contract is negotiated by your union brothers and sisters who serve on negotiating committees, with technical assistance from leaders, staff, lawyers, consultants and economists retained by Local 1994. Each contract is written to address the circumstances of your particular job. When conditions or circumstances change, we typically address those changes by either reopening a contract or simply negotiating a “side letter” that deals with the changes.

Some contracts — especially those covering craft and trade workers — include tool allowances and procedures for upgrading certifications to enhance earning power. Other contracts specify how work assignments are handed out to prevent abuses of overtime assignments. All contracts include firm safety and health protections.

You and your coworkers own the contract in your workplace and it’s up to you — working in conjunction with your stewards — to make certain that no one undercuts the provisions of that agreement. For example, if a supervisor is directing or even “suggesting” that work be performed “off the clock,” it is up to individual members to report those violations because such practices quickly lead to problems with understaffing or cheating on overtime.

Sometimes supervisors will assign work that is outside of an individual’s position description, experience or training. Such practices, whether they are deliberate or accidental can lead to bad performance ratings.

The union never tolerates any practices that weaken a contract and you are the union in your workplace. When contract violations occur, we protect you and your coworkers by invoking the contract’s grievance procedure. Most often, if a grievance is filed, the union and management representatives can resolve it quickly at the first step by talking through the issue and agreeing to a solution. If a grievance remains unresolved at the earliest steps, it ends up in arbitration where an impartial third party is called on to weigh the facts and render a solution. Because Local 1994 trains its stewards and staff thoroughly, we have earned a reputation for professionalism and competence that helps us to keep the level of grievances and arbitrations to a minimum.

Current Contracts

HHS Grievance for MOSH

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MOSH Citation for HHS

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Library Workers Empowerment Bill

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Wheaton Safety MOA

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Local 1994 Introduction Letter

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HOC Leadership Team Orientation

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Workers Comp Information

Workers Comp Information

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2020 MCGEO SLB Policy Document

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