Agreement shall be dealt with promptly in the following sequence:
'The aggrieved employee or group of employees shall, together, with the Department Steward of the Union, present the grievance in writing to the Foreman of the Department. A decision shall be rendered by the Foreman within two (2) working days. If not satisfactorily adjusted, the Union may within five (5) working days appeal the grievance to
'The dispute shall be handled by the Grievance Committee of five of the Union with the Industrial Relations Department. A decision shall be rendered within two (2) working days by the Industrial Relations Department. If not satisfactorily adjusted, the Union may within five (5) working days appeal the grievance to
'The dispute shall be handled by representatives of the local union and International Union with designated management representatives. A decision shall be rendered within two (2) working days.
'All grievances and other disputes arising out of the terms of this Agreement, which have not been satisfactorily adjusted as hereinbefore provided, may be submitted to arbitration at the election of either party. The matter to be arbitrated shall be submitted to the Impartial Arbitrator, as follows:
'Within ten (10) days from the meeting of the Plant Grievance Committee at which the controversy failed to be satisfactorily adjusted, the party choosing to arbitrate shall give written notice to the other party setting forth specifically the nature of the dispute to be arbitrated. Within five (5) days from the receipt of said notice the matter shall be referred to the Impartial Arbitrator.
'The Impartial Arbitrators hereinafter named shall serve for the term of this Agreement. The Impartial Arbitrators selected for the purpose of this Agreement are:
'Donald A. Crawford John B. Abersold Eli Rock G. Allan Dash
'The parties shall within ten (10) working days select from the names on the arbitration list two names numbered in the order of their preference. The first name where the number on both lists agree shall then act as arbitrator for the grievances or disputes being arbitrated.
'If there is no agreement in five (5) working days on the selection of an arbitrator, as hereinabove set forth, then the remaining name on the arbitrators list shall be used as arbitrator, or the parties by mutual agreement shall submit the matter to arbitration before an impartial arbitrator to be selected in accordance with the current procedures of the American Arbitration Association.
'In any event, the arbitrator selected will be notified through and by the American Arbitration Association and the arbitration hearing will be held in accordance with the current procedures of the American Arbitration Association.
'24.2 The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding and shall conclusively determine the subject of the arbitration for the duration of the Agreement.
'24.3 The arbitrator shall not have the power to add to or subtract from or modify any of the terms of this Agreement or any agreements supplemental hereto.
'24.4 The arbitrator shall render his award within thirty (30) days after the close of the hearing and the parties agree to comply with any award rendered under the terms of this Agreement within ten (10) working days after such award is rendered.
'24.5 Each party shall bear its own expense with respect to the preparation and presentation of the matter to the arbitrator, and both parties shall bear equally the expense of the arbitration proper, including the fee, if any, of the arbitrator.
'24.6 The awards or settlement of grievances shall in no case be made retroactive more than thirty (30) days prior to the date on which the grievance was first presented in written form in step one of the grievance procedure.
'24.7 The grievance procedure and arbitration provided for herein shall constitute the sole and exclusive method of determination, decision, adjustment or settlement between the parties of any and all grievances and the grievance procedure and arbitration provided herein shall constitute the sole and exclusive remedy to be utilized by the parties hereto for such determination, decision, adjustment, or settlement of any and all grievances.'
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