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PUBLISHED ARBITRATION CASES [last 25 years only]

Watkins, Thomas L., "GEO Group/Security, Police & Fire Professionals, Local 903." Contract Interpretation: Disciplinary Policy. (130 LA 33). 2012.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Medco Health Solutions/Steelworkers Local 9-984." Termination: Absenteeism due to Illness (128 LA 1734). 2011.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Department of Veterans Affairs/AFGE Local 2241."  Discipline v. Training for Performance Errors (127 LA 1012).  2010.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Miami-Dade County Public Schools/AFSCME Local 1184." Suspension, Disparate Treatment, Added Charges (129 LA 127). 2010.

Watkins, Thomas L., “Frontier Airlines, Inc./Teamsters Local 961.”  Termination: Safety Violation (124 LA 170).  2007

Watkins, Thomas L., “Penske Truck Leasing Co./IAMAW District Lodge 86.”  Discharge; Insubordination, Threats (122 LA 1355).  2006.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Interstate Brands/Teamsters Local 7." Health Benefits (122 LA 584). 2006.

Watkins, Thomas L., “Arch Wood Protection Inc./PACE.”  Safety Violation; Discipline (122 LA 100).  2006.

Watkins, Thomas L., “King Soopers Inc./UFCW Local 7.”  Discharge v. Quit; Calculation of Back Pay; Arbitrability  (118 LA 1350, 1356).  2003.

Watkins, Thomas L., “Denver Newspaper Agency/Teamsters Local 961.”  Accident; Discipline (118 LA 973).  2003.

Watkins, Thomas L., “United Parcel Service/Teamsters Local 222.”  Termination: Dishonesty (116 LA 672). 2002.

Watkins, Thomas L., “U.S. Department of the Air Force/AFGE Local1592.” Arbitrability (LA 116 430). 2001.

Watkins, Thomas L., “King Soopers/UFCW Local 7.”  Termination, Disabled Employee: Inability to Perform Job (115 LA 207).2001.

Watkins, Thomas L., “UFCW Local 7 (employer)/Local 7 Staff Union.”  Discharge: Misuse of Funds; Remedy choices left to employer (114 LA 274).  2000.

Watkins, Thomas L., City Market/UFCW Local 7.”  Scheduling and Job Rights of Returning Strikers (112 LA 726).  1999.

Watkins, Thomas L., King Soopers/UFCW Local 7.”  Suspension for Abusive Language; Discharge for Insubordination; Holiday Pay for Improperly Discharged Employee (112 LA 491 and 112 LA 585). 1998, 1999.

Watkins, Thomas L., “Supervalu, Inc./IBT Local 435.”   Job Elimination; Management’s Rights; Bargaining History (109 LA 423).  1997.

Watkins, Thomas L., “Safeway Stores, Inc./UFCW Local 7.”  Discharge for Writing Bad Checks (109 LA 817 and 98-1 ARB 5052).  1997.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Yellow Cab Cooperative Assn./IBT Local 435."  Discharge due to Uninsurability (102 LA 848 and 94-2 ARB 4544), 1994.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Virgin Islands Dept. of Health/Seafarers Int'l Union."  Discharge: Off-duty Sexual Misconduct (97 LA 500), 1991.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Pacific Power and Light Co./Utility Workers Local 127."  Management Rights, Temporary Transfer (95 LA 469), 1990.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Rustco Products Co./IBT Local 435."  Discharge:  Vulgar Language with Customer (89-2 ARB 8351) and (92 LA 1048), 1989.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Virgin Islands Dept. of Health/MEBA District 2A."  Bid Rights during Leave; Timeliness (89-1 ARB 8076), 1989.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Sterling Beef Co./UFCW Local No. 7."  Discharge:  AWOL; Language Barrier (91 LA 1049), 1989.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Airborne Express Co./IBT Local 961."  Change in Shift Hours (88-2 ARB 8546), 1988.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Frontier Oil & Refining Co./OCAW Local 2-574."  Disqualification of Bidder (88-2 ARB 8466), 1988.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Public Service Company of Colorado/IBEW Local 111."  Accumulated Seniority for Temporary Supervisor (88-1 ARB 8308), 1988.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority/VIWAPA Employees Association."  Discharge:  Misuse of Funds; Rehearing: Two-year Delay (87-2 ARB 8473), 1987.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Virgin Islands Dept. of Public Safety/LESU."  Arbitrability; Demotion (87 LA 637), 1987.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Denver Public Schools/ATU District 1563."  Substantive Arbitrability (87 LA 507) and (87-1 ARB 8264), 1987.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Virgin Islands Dept. of Conservation/MEBA District 2A."  Wages, Transfers, Discharge:  Insubordination (87 LA 169), 1986.

Watkins, Thomas L., "Colorado-Ute Electrical Assn. Inc./IBEW Local 111."  Discharge:  Safety Violation (86-1 ARB 8112), 1986.