In the Matter of the Arbitration
of a Dispute Between
TEAMSTERS LOCAL NO. 662
WISCONSIN TRUSS, INC.
Previant, Goldberg, Uelmen, Gratz, Miller & Brueggeman, S.C., by Ms. Naomi E. Soldon, on behalf of the Union.
Brigden & Petajan, S.C., by Mr. Albert H. Petajan, on behalf of the Employer.
I issued an Award in this matter on May 20, 1996, which found the Employer violated "the contract by imposing a monthly $20 health insurance premium contribution on October 1, 1995". I therefore ordered the Employer to make affected employes whole and to not "increase employe contributions unless health insurance premiums exceed the cost of the Union's sponsored plan" for the duration of the contract.
The Employer thereafter on June 21, 1996, filed a Petition for Reconsideration, ("Petition"), to the Award which asserted in essence that the Award is contrary to the evidence and the contract's Entire Memorandum of Agreement clause, as well as Article XIV, Section 2(c), of the contract which admonishes that "the Arbitrator shall have no right to amend, nullify, ignore or add to the provisions of this Agreement."
The Union by letter dated June 21, 1996, opposed the Employer's Petition on the ground that I lack jurisdiction to consider it.
Having reviewed the matter, I find that the Petition does not present sufficient grounds to reverse or modify the Award. Moreover, I have retained jurisdiction only for the very limited purpose of resolving any questions which may arise over application of the Award. (1)
It therefore is my
That the Employer's Petition be, and hereby is, denied.
Dated at Madison, Wisconsin, this 28th day of June, 1996.
By Amedeo Greco /s/
Amedeo Greco, Arbitrator
1. Given the apparent delay in implementing the Award, I will retain my jurisdiction indefinitely until that is accomplished.