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Case: Labor Arbitration/Health Insurance (Arb.)

Feb. 23, 2021, 2:01 PM

The refusal of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company to allow employees hired on or after December 12, 2009 and having 36 months continuous service to enroll in the National EPO health insurance plan did not violate the parties’ CBA or any other provisional agreement, even though new hires in other bargaining units at the company’s Houston Plant have always been allowed to enroll in the national PPO plan, Arbitrator John T. Nicholas ruled. He found that the parties September 2011 MOU provided guidance by stating that “employees hired prior to December 12, 2009 upon reaching 3 years of service” will...

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