1680 Beddoes v. Local Union 1219

Case No: 1680


The record supports a conclusion that the chairperson refused to file the requested grievance because he believed the Local Union’s arrangement with management regarding the scheduling of overtime was authorized by the applicable contracts.  The chairperson presented persuasive reasons for giving the alternative work schedule precedence over the principle of equalizing overtime on a holiday.  While Beddoes has presented plausible arguments in favor of his reading of the applicable agreements, it is up to the elected representatives to adopt strategies to achieve the desired objectives of their constituents and to determine how conflicts between those objectives should be resolved.