1625 Brogdon v. Local Union 719
Case No: 1625
Brogdon did not postpone his retirement under duress; he postponed it to protect his workers’ compensation benefits. This circumstance had no bearing on the amount of retirement incentive he was entitled to under GM’s Special Attrition Program. There was no contractual basis for Brogdon’s grievance demanding a higher incentive payment than the one he had agreed to and so the local union had no other choice but to withdraw the grievance.