1580 Weir et al. v. Region 1D

Case No: 1580


The Union sought the best settlements it could obtain with respect to all of the employees discharged as a result of the Company’s investigation of its unemployment claims. Once the Union received an unfavorable arbitration decision on the first six grievances, it had to face the likelihood that none of the grievants would be reinstated. Under the circumstances, getting 25 of the discharged employees reinstated was a reasonable bargain. The Union was no longer in a position to insist on absolute equality of treatment.