1484 Anderson v. Local Union 659

Case No: 1484


Anderson’s argument that his truck was improperly loaded did not give the Local Bargaining Committee a means for challenging the Company’s determination that his accident was preventable, because it was Anderson’s responsibility to inspect the load and determine that it was safe. Furthermore, Anderson admitted that he was driving five miles over the speed limit at the time of the accident. At the time of his discharge, Anderson was still on probation as a result of his previous discharge. Therefore, once the Bargaining Committee concluded that it could not persuade ACC Management to reduce Anderson’s penalty from discharge, it had no contractual basis for insisting on a lesser penalty.

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