1851 Johnson v. UAW Local Union 31

Case No: 1851


The PRB finds that the Zone Committeeperson’s decision to withdraw the grievance was rational.  Multiple witnesses asserted that Appellant had acted in an aggressive manner toward a co-worker.  In addition, a supervisor witnessed part of the incident.  As the Union recognized, employers increasingly view threatening behavior in the workplace as serious misconduct, even in the absence of physical contact.  The Union also rationally concluded that Appellant’s prior history of discipline weighed against the chances for a favorable arbitration decision.