1469 Long et al. v. Local Union 2089

Case No: 1469


The job description of the “PPM” position that was posted in January 6, 1998, clearly stated that the job was in the maintenance classification. No one challenged employee Durbin’s right to accrue seniority in the maintenance classification when he was awarded the “PPM” position in 1998. The 1999 document that removed the “PPM” position from the maintenance classification did not state that seniority already earned in the classification would be forfeited. The shop committee’s conclusion that Durbin began to earn seniority in the maintenance classification on January 7, 1998, and that he ceased to accumulate seniority in 1999 was, therefore, rational.