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Arbitrator’s interpretation of ‘good cause’ was OK (access required)

Where the collective bargaining agreement between Safeway and its union did not define what constitutes “good cause” to terminate an employee, the arbitrator’s decision to reinstate the grievant was not an irrational interpretation. However, because Safeway’s position was plausible and made in good faith, the union was not entitled to its attorneys’ fees. Background This matter comes ...