1615 Ballard v. UAW Chrysler Department
Case No: 1615
The International Representative’s decision to withdraw Ballard’s grievance was clearly rational. There is no evidence that Ballard made any effort to obtain a medical leave of absence in September 2004 when he was offered a conditional reinstatement. If he disagreed with the settlement of his grievance in 2004, his option was to appeal that settlement to the membership. Instead, he abandoned his job and did not communicate with the company or the local union for nearly two years.