Reference: Course Textbook, Chapter 9, pages 337-339, “Grievance Discussion Case 3: Safety Gloves Discharge, with Just Cause?” Note eTextbook page numbers may be different.
You are to answer the three following questions after reading the case.
- As the person responsible for labor relations at Barrera Recycling Company, articulate a case to support your contention that there was just cause for the discharge of Erin McNamara.
- As the chief steward for Local 37, how would you substantiate your allegation that the dismissal violated the collective bargaining agreement?
- As an arbitrator, how would you rule? Why?