1602 Pappas v. Region 1A

Case No: 1602


The Company’s Rules of Conduct state unequivocally that leaving the plant without permission and overstaying lunch period can lead to disciplinary action. Pappas does not deny that he left the plant without permission and overstayed his lunch period. He was working under the terms of a reinstatement waiver which precluded him from challenging the reasonableness of any penalty. There was nothing for the Union to argue on his behalf under these circumstances, so the decision to withdraw his grievance was rational.