Skilled trades

1480 Garrish v. UAW GM Dept.

The Skilled Trades Zone Committeeperson reviewed the credentials of the challenged employees and determined that they were qualified for their positions. The GM Department found that the Committeeperson’s decision was rational. Appellants have produced no convincing evidence to contradict that finding.
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1462 Morgan v. Local Union 832

We are not confronted with the question whether the Union could have persuaded an arbitrator to enforce Morgan’s right to bump into the Packer/Stocker position over Management’s objection. The record supports the conclusion that but for the Local President’s intervention Morgan would have been allowed to bump into the Packer/Stocker ...
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1535 Eardley v. Local Union 1112

Eardley complains that WEMR’s are being allowed to bring their skilled-trades seniority into the Electrician classification to the disadvantage of Electricians. The WEMR and the Electrician classification are related in this location, so time spent in the WEMR classification is the equivalent of time spent in the Electrician classification. The ...
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1581 Jones v. Region 2B

The posted job was a journeyman position, and the two employees who were selected had documented experience in the Electrician classification. There was no contractual basis for the Union to insist that Ford Motor Company give Jones a chance to learn the job. The Regional Representative withdrew Jones’ grievance based ...
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1659 Estrada v. UAW GM Dept.

Estrada’s appeal suggested that the adjustment to his skilled trades date-of-entry advanced the date by eight years. In fact, the adjustment restored credit for three years. Prior to the restoration of GM seniority and skilled trades dates-of-entry for former Saturn employees pursuant to the 2009 modifications to the UAW-GM National ...
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1688 Glaza v. UAW-GM Dept.

The UAW-GM Department’s Skilled Trades Coordinator reviewed appellants’ complaint and determined that the Company was not obligated to replace skilled trades workers who retired in 2008 and 2009 under the terms of a special attrition plan. This review process was the remedy provided by Appendix K for issues arising under ...
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1686 Windau, Grevatt, and Wassell, in the Matter of Skilled Trades Members v. IEB

The IEB always has the final authority under Article 19, §3, to determine whether a contract should be declared ratified after it has been approved by a majority of the members participating in the ratification process. In situations where there has been a negative vote by skilled trades members, Article ...
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1758 Hayes et al. v. UAW-Chrysler Department

During the 2011 negotiations, the parties to the UAW-Chrysler National Agreement adopted a letter of understanding that replaced the previous skilled trades structure with three work groups divided into five classifications. In 2012, Chrysler gave skilled trades employees on indefinite layoff an election form providing options to those employees whose ...
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1780 Neal v. UAW-FCA Department

The M-1 Memorandum in the UAW-FCA Agreement explicitly grants the National Committee authority to anticipate scheduled job losses by adopting a plan for the transfer and placement of affected employees in advance of the actual layoff. The only qualification on the Committee’s authority in this regard is that it must ...
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1783 Self v. Local Union 933

There was no contractual basis for pursuing a grievance protesting Self’s disqualification from the skilled assembler classification. The record supports a conclusion that Self was unable to acquire the skills necessary for the promotion during a reasonable period.
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