On Tuesday, HMH informed us that they are going to give our members merit increases based on a performance evaluation scale that we did not negotiate. HMH has failed to communicate to their own managers and to our members, who have been asking their leaders about the raises. Our position has always been consistent in that we negotiated a 2% merit increase for 2021 for all bargaining unit members during negotiations.
We will be submitting a grievance for all our members regarding this contract violation and pursue all legal avenues. We have submitted a separate grievance on evaluation scores of 2.74 and below. Anyone with an evaluation issue and a 2.74 eval score and below should be reaching out to the eboard via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to grieve your eval score. Please put in the subject: “Performance Evaluation Grievance.”
Let HMH know that we are Union-strong and that we will not allow them to continue to break the contract that was mutually agreed upon by both HMH and HPAE.
President, Local 5058