1481 Thielen v. Local 72 Executive Board

Case No: 1481


There was no basis for Local Union to demand that Thielen’s vacation be rescinded based on her seniority in Department 866. The Recording Secretary and the Financial Secretary were both treated as part-time employees of the Local during this period and the Company paid each of them twenty hours per week for benefit representation activities in the plant. Furthermore, the record plainly shows that Financial Secretary Rosinski was assigned to Department 875 in 2003. There was no reason, therefore, why Thielen should not also have been assigned to Department 875 in 2003, because in terms of her compensation package, her representation duties were exactly the same as those of the Financial Secretary. This issue has been rendered moot, however, by the Company’s decision not to continue the practice of paying the Financial Secretary and the Recording Secretary for representation duties.