1630 Ilgenfritz v. Local Union 2250
Case No: 1630
While the union might argue that the employer should not consider an employee’s prior citations in imposing discipline, it was not discrimination for Committeeperson Maguire to take Ilgenfritz’s disciplinary record into account when considering whether to risk pursuing his grievances to the Umpire in the hope of obtaining an award of back pay. Indeed, it might have been reckless for Maguire to have ignored evidence that Ilgenfritz’s supervisors were dissatisfied with his behavior. There is no evidence of hostility or discrimination on the part of the local union representatives. On the contrary, the record attests to their energetic pursuit and competent resolution of grievances filed on behalf of this member.