1663 Schillinger v. UAW TOP Dept.
Case No: 1663
By the time that the Union accepted the State’s settlement offer, Schillinger had already obtained by his own efforts most of what an arbitrator could award. He had negotiated his own reinstatement to a job with the State of Michigan equivalent to the position he held prior to the promotion. Once the Union was able to get the State to agree to bridge Schillinger’s time between the two periods of employment so that his wage rate and benefits as a long-term employee were restored, the settlement came close to making Schillinger whole. The Union’s acceptance of the settlement restoring the benefits associated with Schillinger’s length of service for the State did not lack a rational basis and was consistent with its representational duties.