Grievance Arbitrations Under Collective Bargaining Agreements

Handled substantial numbers of labor arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements involving discharge and discipline, skilled wage rates, subcontracting, leave of absence and contract interpretation. Examples include:

  • Arbitration regarding walkout by welding department employees protesting hours of work and mandatory overtime. Employees suspended. Grievance files challenging suspensions. Grievance denied.
  • Arbitration for manufacturing employer regarding recalculation of incentive standards. Grievance denied.
  • Arbitration on behalf of electrical utility in central and downstate Illinois regarding work assignment disputes between unions. Grievance denied.
  • Arbitration on behalf of employer engaged in making electronically controlled actuators for valves used in pipeline, utility, and defense applications against IAM concerning contract interpretation issue over seniority/skills and abilities provision. Grievance denied.
  • Arbitration on behalf of employer engaged in bentonite mining and supplier of drilling fluids against USW concerning drug testing issues. Grievance denied.
  • Arbitration over termination of employee that worked on energized equipment that knew or should have known that lockout/tagout and release of equipment procedures had not been followed. Discharge upheld and grievance denied.

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