1581 Jones v. Region 2B

Case No: 1581


The posted job was a journeyman position, and the two employees who were selected had documented experience in the Electrician classification. There was no contractual basis for the Union to insist that Ford Motor Company give Jones a chance to learn the job. The Regional Representative withdrew Jones’ grievance based on the firmly established principle that management has the right to base promotions on merit and ability. There was no evidence of discrimination.

Appellant’s request for reconsideration was denied.