1462 Morgan v. Local Union 832

Case No: 1462


We are not confronted with the question whether the Union could have persuaded an arbitrator to enforce Morgan’s right to bump into the Packer/Stocker position over Management’s objection. The record supports the conclusion that but for the Local President’s intervention Morgan would have been allowed to bump into the Packer/Stocker position. We find, however that the contract language does not support the President’s interpretation, and the fact that other union members may have been denied seniority rights negotiated on their behalf based on a misunderstanding of the contract did not give the Bargaining Committee a rational basis for refusing to process Morgan’s grievance.