1647 Dragomier, et al. v. Local Union 1112
Case No: 1647
A grievance for appellants in 2008 would have been contrary to the UAW’s nationwide strategy for placing employees in accordance with Appendix A following the contraction of GM’s operations. Documents in the record and testimony given during oral argument support a conclusion that the union sought and obtained the approvals required by Appendix A for continuing appellants in their temporary status. The union’s representational duties did not require it to pursue a grievance for appellants asserting the possibility of an unintended gap in the approval of their temporary status in the context of the tremendous dislocations occurring among GM’s employees in 2007 and 2008.