1856 Jones v. UAW Local Union 933

Case No: 1856


The Local Chairperson made a rational decision to withdraw Appellant’s grievance.  Appellant was a low seniority employee who was disciplined multiple times during her short tenure with the Company.  In fact, management previously disciplined Appellant for the same infraction which lead to her termination.  When interviewed by the Company about the incident leading to her termination, Appellant admitted that she was wearing earbuds while on the forklift.  On appeal to the PRB, Appellant does not deny that she violated shop rules, but argues that she was subject to discrimination and harassment in the workplace.  Even if the PRB were to consider Appellant’s belated claim of discrimination, she has not produced sufficient evidence to show that her discharge was motivated by impermissible considerations as opposed to her admitted violations of the shop rules.