1673 SurVance v. Region 3

Case No: 1673


SurVance’s primary dissatisfaction with the settlement of his grievances appears to be its failure to impose restraints on his supervisor’s authority to impose discipline for future alleged shop rule violations.  The Union cannot use the grievance procedure to insulate an employee from discipline for future shop rule violations.  Paragraph (6a) and Document No. 99 of the UAW-GM National Agreement do not mandate the kind of strict parity in the enforcement of shop rules SurVance is demanding.  Management is not precluded from imposing discipline for violations of clearly articulated shop rules because it occasionally overlooks similar violations.  Paragraph (6a) only comes into play where it can be established that the application of shop rules is being affected by discrimination based on age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.