1551 Aston v. Local Union 1714

Case No: 1551


The 2003 Local Agreement between GM-MFD and UAW Local 1714 introduced the team concept to this location and merged the classifications in the Material Handling Department into one overtime equalization group. It was reasonable for the Representatives of Local 1714 to conclude that the 2003 Local Agreement did not require them to abandon a settlement negotiated on behalf of the Service Drivers classification under the 1999 Agreement and begin the process anew with a grievance written on behalf of the entire Material Handling Department. Under the circumstances that existed when the new Local Agreement went into effect, an absolute and immediate transition to the combined equalization group anticipated by the 2003 Local Agreement was not possible.