Cal Maritime strives to be proactive in its attempts to resolve disputes regarding workplace issues. Employees are encouraged to discuss issues with their supervisors. Supervisors and administrators are encouraged to seek assistance from the Department of Human Resources to mutually determine options or to provide recommendations on resolving problems. The Department of Human Resources will assist administrators with interpretation of collective bargaining agreements and will provide guidance and representation on any grievances. Human Resources is also responsible for processing and monitoring grievance activity on the campus as well coordinating release time requests for campus union representatives and addressing information requests from the unions.

From time to time, training is provided for personnel regarding problem resolution, dealing with difficult people and other related topics. Represented employees may also refer to their respective collective bargaining agreements for specific guidelines on complaint or grievance matters.

Collective Bargaining Agreements