1664 Collins v. UAW GM Dept.

Case No: 1664


Collins was given incorrect information about the application of Appendix A to his situation when he made his decision to move to Mansfield in 2001.  There is no provision in Appendix A that would have allowed Collins to retain his seniority at Parma by foregoing a relocation allowance after accepting a voluntary transfer to Mansfield. The Union settled Collins’s grievances after obtaining for him the basic relocation allowance for his 2001 move from Parma to Mansfield.  This was the full extent of the monetary loss Collins incurred as a result of the misinformation he apparently received in 2001.  The Union Representative’s decision to withdraw the remaining grievances was clearly rational.  He withdrew them because their demands for relief were contrary to the requirements of Appendix A to the National Agreement.