Grievance Manager Software Team Moves to West Coast

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The Union Built PC grievance software team has moved to the San Francisco Bay area with the dual goals of taking advantage of the leading edge technology environment in the Bay Area, and expanding to better serve West Coast unions.

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Our members who spearheaded this project work as data processing professionals for the State of Connecticut. They had very high expectations for functionality and usability...[Union Built] delivered us a system that fully meets our expectations.

The Union Built PC grievance software team has recently moved some operations to the San Francisco Bay area. The move includes Development Manager Barry Diederich, who has been with the Company since 2003.

“We’re really excited about the move,” says Diederich. “We’re eager to take advantage of the leading edge technology environment in the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley, and we’re looking to better serve our West Coast clients.”

The Bay area has long been a Mecca for software development, and the “Web 2.0” boom of recent years has fueled a renaissance of sorts.

“A lot is changing and improving in software,” Diederich adds. “We intend to stay at the forefront. Since we launched Grievance Manager in 2005, software design and engineering has changed for the better, and we want to keep our products top quality for ease of use, speed and reliability.”

Since 2005, the Company has steadily improved its web-based Grievance Manager family of applications, taking advantage of newer, more powerful database and programming tools such as PHP5, MySQL5, and AJAX to make the web apps work and feel more like desktop apps. More is planned, including enriching user experience with Jquery and the new client-side data storage currently in beta and scheduled to become part of the HTML5 specification.The Company is also looking at up-scaling server capacity with new technologies including memcached and EC2, both born of the current generation of Web 2.0 mega-sites.

Union Built PC founder and Managing Partner, Brandon Weber, thinks the move positions the Company well:

“Our company deploys technology that saves unions and their affiliates time, money, and headaches. This is one of the flagship offerings that we provide. Our Grievance Manage software has made many of our clients happy, but mostly east of the Mississippi. We're excited to be on the West Coast now too, with easier access to unions there.”

The Company’s grievance software applications (website at offer unions web-based software to manage grievance processes from start through arbitration. Each application is custom designed and coded to fit our client’s specific processes and requirements, allowing for both optimal process efficiency for the client, and continuous technical improvement. Applications feature contract-specific input requirements, worker and other role-specific input screens, calendar-based email notifications of deadlines, online document storage and fine-grained advanced search.

Union Built PC ( also offers website development services, in addition to its core hardware business selling and servicing network servers, desktop PCs, laptops, and soon Android-based touch tablets – union built and supported in the USA. Its clients include the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC), several JATC training centers nationwide, as well as a variety of local unions across the country such as IBEW, AFSCME, SEIU, CWA, USW, IAM, ILWU, and more.

Brandon Weber, Managing Partner, 248-910-3955
Barry Diederich, VP Software Development, 650-731-4901


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