1564 Lawrence v. Local Union 1405

Case No: 1564


The reinstatement agreement that Local 1405 obtained for Lawrence in 1999 was in all likelihood a better result than could have been achieved through arbitration. Lawrence was terminated a second time when a co-worker alleged that he posed a threat to his fellow employees, an allegation that turned out to be baseless. While the settlement achieved by the Local Union was not the kind of declaration of innocence that Lawrence was seeking, it could not have been obtained unless the Union had convinced representatives of the Company that Lawrence was essentially innocent. His termination was rescinded and he suffered only a brief disciplinary suspension. It would have been irrational for the Union to reject this settlement.

Reconsideration was requested and denied.

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