Current Unfair Labor Practice Charges and Grievances with the Employer

A list of the the current grievances and unfair labor practice (ULP) charges filed with Michigan Medicine.

Parking Unfair Labor Practice Charge

Demand to bargain over P4 and an information request over which employee groups, vendors, contractors, were assigned to what parking structures.

August 22, 2019

The HOA filed a ULP with the Michigan Employment Relations Committee against the Univeristy of Michigan. The subject of the charge are the parking changes implemented in August of 2019. The HOA issued a demand to bargain with the Univeristy, and the University denied they had a legal obligation to bargain over the changes. The HOA also submitted an information request about which employee groups, vendors, contractors, were assigned to what parking structures.

Original ULP Charge

November 7, 2019

The hearing with the Michigan Employment Relations Committee was held. The University made a motion to dismiss and the motion was denied. Robin Tarter provided testimony for the union. Hilary King, Office of the COO and Administrative Liaison to the HOA, gave testimony for the employer. Michelle Sullivan, Director of Labor Relations, also gave testimony for the employer. Ms. King was responsible for the task force to improve parking and the implementation of the current changes. Judge Calderwood will not render a decision until some time next spring.

Parking Grievance

September 6, 2019

A grievance was filed in September after it was determined that members who were designated as being “on-call” did not have designated parking in P3, as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The employer refused to increase the number of P3 spots as part of the 24/7 P3 Access program for those who started working their on-call shift prior to 4 pm. They also refused to specifically designate 376 spots as being for House Officers. In fact, with the sweeping parking changes, there are no longer 376 blue spots in P3, and House Officers are forced to overflow to P2 to find parking. 

Original Grievance

October 5, 2019

The University contends that the grievance did not identify any changes in parking that would cause the Univeristy to be out of compliance with the CBA. They denied the grievance.

Original Response

October 14, 2019

The HOA has notified the University of their intent to arbitrate the parking grievance. The arbitration is scheduled for January 8, 2020 and certain members who have been negatively impacted will be subpoenaed to testify.


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