1614 Phelps v. Local Union 1292

Case No: 1614


Phelps was guilty of the violation for which he was disciplined and the union obtained a good settlement of his grievance so that he incurred only a minimal penalty. There was nothing more that could be obtained through the grievance procedure. Phelps has attempted to use this minor disciplinary incident to justify rearguing the merits of a previous grievance, ostensibly to establish hostility on the part of his committeeperson. The procedural defects asserted by Phelps in connection with the prior grievance are truly trivial. The fact that Phelps may have behaved in a way that would justify hostility does not constitute evidence that hostility influenced the settlement of his grievance.