|IAM Local 660 member Jacob Harmon, left, holds his $50,233.60 back pay check alongside IAM District 9 Business Representative Joe Eccardt.|
Jacob Harmon, a member of IAM District 9, Local 660 in East Alton, IL, has his job back and more than $50,000 in back pay after an arbitrator found the company, Global Brass, did not have just cause for his termination.
|IAM Local 660 members won $13,299.32 in back pay from Global Brass. Front row, from left: Dave Mann, Tim Elledge and Craig Neuhaus. Back row: John Stephens, Dave Felkel, Dossier Roberson and carpenter Jim Nixon. Not available for photo: Tim Brown, Darrell Mann, Mike Bernard, Dan Drew, Ron Kirksey, Steve Heiens, Aaron Cunningham, Gregg Stram, Roger Porter, John Lee and carpenter Scott Vogelpohl.|
Harmon, who works in the utility classification at the casting plant, expressed his appreciation for the hard work and dedication of District 9 staff and Local 660 leadership.
A separate ruling found Local 660 members at Global Brass were entitled to more than $13,000 in overtime back pay after Global Brass handed out overtime to the wrong classification. IAM District 9 Business Representative Joe Eccardt presented the case for the IAM and the Carpenters Union, which took home nearly $6,000 for its members.
“We would like to congratulate Directing Business Representative Tony Rippeto and the District 9 staff on their continued success and commitment to justice in the workplace,” said IAM Midwest Territory General Vice President Philip Gruber.