1737 Baker v. Local Union 1216
Case No: 1737
The union’s investigation revealed that Baker had a poor work record and low seniority. Two co-workers and a supervisor had submitted written statements describing his disruptive behavior in the workplace. In addition, a security guard in the plant submitted a statement describing his inappropriate behavior during his disciplinary interview. Baker was already working under the terms of a last chance reinstatement agreement at the time of his termination. Given these circumstances, the officers of Local Union 1216 concluded that the union could not achieve any remedy for Baker through arbitration of his grievance. The union’s decision to withdraw Baker’s grievance was clearly rational based on this record.