1702 Mooradian v. Local Union 600
Case No: 1702
Representative Thornton reasonably concluded that he could not achieve vindication of Mooradian’s claims about health hazards associated with the hydraulic repair operation through arbitration. An arbitrator would be unlikely to address a health and safety issue that had already been investigated and closed by MIOSHA in the context of ruling on the merits of a disciplinary grievance. Under the circumstances, Thornton did a good job of handling the dispute between Mooradian and the company in a manner that protected Mooradian’s seniority and retirement benefits.