Intrepreting a Union Contract

I am entering my 8th year of employment and ten months ago I changed positions, with the understanding that my salary would only be reduced by 10%. I signed a contract and within four months I recieved notification that a mistake was made and I was but back to the starting salary. Even though I signed a contract with the payroll department, the union states contract is not binding because I did not meet union contract requirements, although I believe I meet contract requirments. My question is do they have to honor the contract that was given to me?

1 answer  |  asked Jan 1, 2009 10:48 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

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Christopher Ezold
Multiple contracts in a union situation creates a great deal of complexity.

Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania or Federal law apply, unless otherwise specified.

That being said, multiple contracts in a union situation creates a great deal of complexity. No attorney can answer your question without reviewing the union contract and whatever other contract you executed with the employer. It is apparent that there are far too many facts missing from your question for me to be able to answer it in this forum. You should call an employment attorney immediately.

If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact me at the below address(es) or number.

/Christopher E. Ezold/
Nancy O'Mara Ezold, P.C.
One Belmont Avenue,
Suite 501
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 660-5585

posted by Christopher Ezold  |  Jan 6, 2009 08:28 AM [EST]

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