Grievance Resolutions

Union and management met earlier today and resolved 4 grievances that were pending arbitration.

 A one day suspension reduced to a written warning.

Three written warnings withdrawn by the Company and removed from the affected members personal records. 

Also discussed were Kronos grievances regarding time keeping and coffee pots/radios. There was no movement by the Company on their position to either of these and arbitration dates remain scheduled.  

The Union is awaiting responses from the Company on other grievances that were discussed and we have been assured those will be forthcoming within a week.

Other grievances recently resolved were for a member who has been paid overtime while contractors did bargaining unit work. A member has been paid for time missed after wrongfully being sent home for not completing a 6S form. A scheduled arbitration was resolved for a previously employed trades member regarding payment for rate increases in the current CBA who did not receive his proper raise. Your Local is working hard to resolve all grievances in advance of arbitration.

Solidarity Wins! 


Scheduled Arbitrations


11/14-025 Brodeur (Termination) April 8-9

11/14-073 Weinbender (Suspension) April 22-23

11/14-074 Blue (Suspension) April 22-23

11/14-046 Group (Removal of coffee pots/Radios) May 7

11/14-093 Group (Kronos Card Readers) June 4-5

11/14-094 Group (Kronos 15 minute punch in/out time) June 4-5

11/14-095 Group (Kronos $25 Card replacement fee) June 4-5

11/14-096 Group (Kronos Donning/doffing of PPE) June 4-5

11-14/0104 Group (Trades Raise for Electronic Tec. Machinist, Instrument Man) June 12

07/11-0544 Group (O&T, Bargaining Unit Work) June 13-14

07/11-0567 Group (O&T Bargaining Unit Work) June 13-14

Your Local is working hard to resolve all Grievances in advance of arbitration.

Solidarity Forever!

Contracting out Grievance resolution

The Grievance Committee has resolved a dispute at step 2 where a contractor was untilized to do  bargaining unit work (weld repair) when a 5890 member had entered his name for overime in the overtime book. The agrieved brother was paid the appropriate rate and hours as a resolution.

Kronos Swipe Card Grievance Update

Member’s at the meeting on Nov 19th through a motion from the floor voted in favor of sending four group grievances in regard to Kronos to arbitration. These have now been filed with the Company and we await their response.

Be proud of your Local and stand together Brother’s & Sister’s! Know that your executive has heard you loud & clear as a membership. We agree and in support of that have responed. Keep in mind that this is something that will not be solved quickly. It will take time and our reslove will be strong, yours should be too.

Solidarity Forever!

Resignation of Ian Gretchen

The Union would like to inform the membership that Ian Gretchen has tendered his resignation as President along with all other committees and functions within the Local. In keeping with the local by-laws of the USW, Corey Liebrecht now holds the position of President. The vacancy for Vice President will be filled accordingly by the Local Union Executive ASAP.

In Solidarity

Surveillance Camera Grievance Update

Corey Liebrecht

UPDATE: This grievance has moved to step #3 and was discussed during a meeting with Human Resources (HR) held June 28th. During that meeting it was agreed to place this file in Abeyance. This means we have granted the company 60 days from this date to respond further. During this time, the Union has continued gathering information to strenghten its position on this file. Anyone wishing to make a written statement pertaining to this group grievance is encouraged do so. Please submit it to a Steward or Executive member of the Local.