Identified below are the unions that represent the Service Staff at the Institute. As noted in the Welcome page of this Manual, some of the policies in the Manual apply to employees who are represented at the Institute by labor unions. In the event of any discrepancy between the Manual as it applies to these employees and the applicable labor agreements, the latter shall govern.
Included in this section on Labor Relations is information directed toward the responsibilities of supervisors and union representatives in the conduct of union business, and the relationship that exists between the unions and the Institute. This information should be helpful in answering general questions which might arise concerning that relationship. Elsewhere in this Section are definitions of the supervisor's responsibility as an agent of the Institute in fulfilling its contractual commitments (Section 8.2, Collective Bargaining) and the matter of rights and obligations of supervisors and union officials with regard to time off by union officials for the conduct of union business (Section 8.3, Relations with Union Representatives). For more information or guidance about service staff at MIT, contact the Office of Labor Relations in Human Resources.
Graduate student positions represented by United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE-MITGSU) are described in Policies & Procedures Section 8, Graduate Student Appointments, and are not considered service staff.