Civil Rights investigations

1470 Torres v. Local Union 594

Management addressed the specific problems Torres faced in her department, so the Local Union’s decision to settle her grievance was rational. Although Torres was still concerned about a pattern of unfair treatment and disrespect, any future problems of this type would have to be addressed in separate grievances. The errors ...
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1569 Mitz v. Region 1D

Mitz was disciplined for refusing a job assignment which he felt was inconsistent with his rights under the collective bargaining agreement. The International Representative and the Local Shop Committee settled Mitz’s grievances based on their interpretation of the contract. We will not interfere with a local union’s judgment on a ...
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1646 McClinton v. Local Union 659

The committeeperson refused to pursue McClinton’s claim of discrimination, because he did not believe it had merit. This record establishes, however, that McClinton presented a sufficient threshold case of racial discrimination to set in motion a separate process for investigating that complaint. No meaningful investigation of the issue can be ...
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1673 SurVance v. Region 3

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) ...
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1792 Johnstone, et al. v. UAW FCA Department

Johnstone requested a disability accommodation related to a sleep disorder, but the Company failed to act upon her request.  Subsequently, the Company suspended Johnstone for 30 days for allegedly sleeping on the job.  The Local grieved the suspension on the basis that the Company bypassed steps in the progressive discipline ...
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