1587 Francis v. UAW GM Dept.

Case No: 1587


There was evidence to support the Company’s charge that Francis had used the Internet while at work to download pornography. The fact that others were doing the same would not be likely to convince an Umpire that Francis was entitled to a large award of back pay. The settlement achieved by the Region which restored Francis to his job was rational, therefore. Francis established that his supervisor was angry about a health and safety grievance he had filed, but there is no evidence that GM was out to fire Francis over the issue.

Appellant’s request for reconsideration was denied.