Arbitration, Oil Refinery and United Steel Workers, Use of Contractors

In this case, the Union challenged the wage rate for new position created when the Company installed a Gasoline Desulphurization Unit. The installation caused a restructuring in the line up. This was a case of first impression under the contract. The Company's restructuring of the department and wage rate set for the new position was upheld, and the arbitrator adopted the Company's proposed standard of review for new wage rates. The decision paved the way for further restructuring.