1547 Chester and Golden v. Region 4

Case No: 1547


Appellants knew in 1990 that less senior employees had been working in the Chip and Grind classification while they were laid off and that the Local Union Chairperson did not intend to grieve the issue. If they disagreed with the Chairperson’s position, they had the right appeal to the membership in accordance with the procedures described in Article 33 of the International Constitution. Article 33, §4(c), of the Constitution requires that appeals to a Local Union be submitted within sixty days of the time that the appellant first became aware of the decision being appealed. Appellants did not challenge the Local Chairperson’s decision within the time limit specified by the Constitution. Appellants’ attempt to raise this issue now is untimely and cannot be considered.