1611 Gillis v. Local Union 1976
Case No: 1611
Gillis’ interpretation of the local collective bargaining agreement is mistaken. The super seniority provisions are designed to ensure that active employees have union representatives available to enforce the contract so these provisions take precedence over more general descriptions of bumping rights. In addition, the committeeperson explained that his decision not to pursue Gillis’ claim that he should have been permitted to bump a part-time employee was based on an established past practice and therefore did not lack a rational basis.