Rights and Working Conditions. Many of the issues we hear about fall into this category. The need for better grievance and reporting procedures for harassment, discrimination, academic appeals, and contract adherence is often cited as needing improvement in the UA system. This category also includes things like funding transparency, appointment lengths and duties, contract delays and pay gaps, TA training, workloads, and work environments. Issues with work environments include interpersonal issues, as well as problems with work facilities and support facilities (like showers). Visit this page for more details about how unionization can help improve our Rights and Working Conditions!