Arbitration, Oil Refinery and United Steel Workers, Maintenance Bid

This case involved the Company's right to post jobs and fill positions based upon qualifications, instead of straight seniority. The Company had never exercised the right in over 50 years at the facility. The arbitrator held that "deciding when a position is open, at what level to fill an open position, establishing and determining position qualifications and determining who is qualified are all traditional and recognized functions of management. * * * Mere non-use of a right does not entail a loss of it."