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THE ISSUE
Did the Company violate the Labor Agreement when Ronald Petrie was on layoff by working the remaining Glass Department employees on overtime and temporarily transferring other employees into the department without recalling Mr. Petrie?
BACKGROUND
Following completion of his work on March 20, 1997, Glass Department employee Ronald Petrie was laid off and from then through April 3, 1997, when Jeff Smith View complete question » laid off glass worker Document Preview: Case 11 A Laid-off Glass Worker
THE ISSUE
Did the Company violate the Labor Agreement when Ronald Petrie was on layoff by working the remaining Glass Department employees on overtime and temporarily transferring other employees into the department without recalling Mr. Petrie?
BACKGROUND
Following completion of his work on March 20, 1997, Glass Department employee Ronald Petrie was laid off and from then through April 3, 1997, when Jeff Smith retired, there were just four people in the glass room, as contrasted with five, counting Petrie, for the 2 weeks preceding March 20. Prior to this 2-week period, at least since the beginning of January 1997, there had been four people there, again including Petrie. Following April 3, and for the rest of April, just three people (not including Petrie) worked in the glass room.
Beginning in May, the Company started having these three people work overtime, and whereas only 2 overtime hours had been worked by the entire glass room work force until then in 1997, the weekly totals thenceforth registered 10 such hours on May 2; 22 overtime hours for the week ending May 9; 26 overtime hours for the week ending May 16; 9 for the week ending May 23; 21.5 for that ending May 30; 30 for that ending June 6; and 16 for the June 8–June 11 period. In addition, temporary transfer hours in the room, nonexistent there in 1997 until May 14, then started to become frequent. They totaled 8 on May 14; 31.2 hours for the week ending May 23; 24 for that ending May 30; 56 for the one ending June 6; and 56 for the June 8–June 11 period.
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On June 11, contending that these overtime (OT) and temporary transfer (TT) hours had gone too far and that there should instead have been Company acknowledgment that there was an opening and therefore, under Article 12, Section 9, the need for a recall (of Petrie, as the senior person on layoff), the Union effected a first step meeting. It reduced its grievance to writing on June 18.
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