In re: Basler Electric Company and Local 840, International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine & Furniture Workers, AFL-CIO

An employer imposed a no-smoking rule inside a manufacturing plant facility.  The union filed a grievance, arguing that the policy violated the contract and past practice.  An arbitrator sustained the grievance and distinguished this case from others, noting that “[t]here has been no showing of an adverse reaction to smoking by any employee of the Company, and the Union is not protesting a ban on smoking within the office area.”

94 LA 888 (1990).