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This is an unfortunate situation,
under the Union rules,
seniority is key in new jobs being offered, if there is no legitimate reason why you were not picked for the position over a less senior employee, you should consider
filing a grievance and having a local attorney review the matter,
You may have a possible age discrimination case as well,
if you feel the Union or the employer did not want to retain yu due to your age,
and the fact they may have to pay you more due to your seniority,
Before taking legal action I would consider sending a letter to the Union representative advising them of the fact that you have more seniority over the other employee, and that her approval violated your Union rights,
and if an explaination is not given you will file an official complaint, and take all legal action neccessary,
by doing this, you can protect your rights, and the Union may be able to help you obtain a new position, that you want.;
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
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I want the day job. I took the night position in the same department. I don't think this is a age issue. The person with 9 years seniority is 11 months younger than me. I am certain my pay rate is higher, but they gave me the night job, so they still will pay me more. They pay an extra dollar per hour for nights. Thank you for the advise. I will start by sending a letter to the union. I am not sure that will help. Apparently, the union contract has something in it about super union status.
You need to have a copy of the Union contract, and make sure the super senior rights are clear,
and do apply in this stuation,
You should ask for a copy, and have an attorney review it to make sure your rights are not being hindered.
Thank you. I will do that
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