DC2 recently prevailed in a charge filed by Grief Packaging to the US District Court (Central District of CA).
Greif Packaging originally paid some of its employees “red-circle” above-scale rates. After the collective bargaining agreement came into effect, the company reduced these employees’ wages without notice.
DC2 filed a grievance and went to arbitration contending that the company violated the contract and the employees should be entitled to above-scale rates. The Arbitrator agreed and ordered the restoration of the red-circle rates and back pay.
The company moved to vacate the Arbitrator’s award, but DC2 opposed. After several months of deliberation, the court agreed with the union’s position and enforced the Arbitrator’s award. The affected members will share more than $100,000 in back pay and will maintain the red-circle rates.