1765 Spicuzza v. IEB

Case No: 1765


The local union’s settlement brought Spicuzza back to work after the two weeks rather than requiring him to serve the entire thirty-day penalty. The difference in penalties did not warrant putting that settlement at risk by pursuing Spicuzza’s grievance to arbitration. An arbitrator might have upheld the original penalty under these circumstances. The record supports the IEB’s conclusion that a rejection of the local union’s settlement to pursue arbitration would not be in Spicuzza’s best interest.